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Life Is Just a Bag of Onions

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Life Is Just a Bag of Onions

Courting days are long over now 
men, well, what does define a man,
certainly it is not merely physical.
Does a man let a woman cry?
Does a man make a woman cry?
When did men stop carrying handkerchiefs?

The theater is mostly empty now.
no sedans emptying bushel loads of kids
no popcorn flying through the Saturday afternoon air
The kids are reigned in plopped in front of laptops
too elastically rubber-kneed to walk 
more than from the bed to the chair.
[I mean the lounge chair] where they slouch in perpetuity.
A decade or two of total couch potatoes
now sit glued to their IPhone, IPods, Kindle’s
not writing, not composing but gaming.
It’s enough to make a mother cry.

Fathers rush down packed highways,
single sardines in smaller and smaller cans,
toward their own desktop comps. 
Carpal tunnel runs rampant over the populous.
And, we all cry-on, emptying box, 
after box of environmentally correct
reused paper tissues into landfills.


Date: 4/11/13

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  1. Date: 8/19/2013 2:53:00 PM

    favorite ~ "too elastically rubber-kneed to walk more than from the bed to the chair." weeping indeed! really enjoyed the write

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 3:03:00 AM

    Congrats on your win brilliant Debbie.

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 12:30:00 AM

    Spot on Deb, sadly.....I thought this was a really great write. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 7:33:00 PM

    a nice win..PD

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 4:57:00 PM

    interesting take on contest, I appreciate your imagination.

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 1:41:00 PM

    Veryyyyy nice Debbie...congratulations

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 6:19:00 PM

    So so true Debbie very good one here! J.

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 2:38:00 PM

    There is so much to digest in this amazing poem....you always astound me with the creative way your mind works... I keep saying it......you are always brilliant, and under appreciated... but the brilliance blinds me in a good way! (it's not the onions that sting my eyes)

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 12:48:00 AM

    Hi Debbie, very well said. It's interesting how you've paralleled life to a bag of onions and reading your poem it's easy to see why life is enough to make one cry. Nicely done.

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 2:51:00 PM

    excellent! you've made some wonderful points in this poem and i love the way you've expressed them...