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Bloggers PhotoRetired from the printing business in 2011...now happily living in Ponchatoula, LA close to my wonderful (and enormous) family. I have three beautiful daughters, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, who I spoil rotten because that's my job. The bio picture is me with my oldest grandaughter, Dixie.
My goal is to write a halfway decent poem sometime...My favorite poets are Robert Frost, Edward Arlington Robinson and Wallace Stevens...I have read everything John Steinbeck ever wrote at least three times

THE SKOKIE THEATRE


Blog Posted:7/4/2014 7:59:00 PM

Hello again everyone...PLEASE check out this guy's poetry. He is absolutly brilliant. I have already posted his poem 'Lay Back the Darkness'...If you haven't done so already, please look it up. It is on my poems list. Here is another of my favorites. As always, thanks for reading...

The Skokie Theatre

Twelve years old and lovesick, bumbling
and terrified for the first time in my life,
but strangely hopeful, too, and stunned,
definitely stunned—I wanted to cry,
I almost started to sob when Chris Klein
actually touched me—oh God—below the belt
in the back row of the Skokie Theatre.
Our knees bumped helplessly, our mouths
were glued together like flypaper, our lips
were grinding in a hysterical grimace
while the most handsome man in the world
twitched his hips on the flickering screen
and the girls began to scream in the dark.
I didn’t know one thing about the body yet,
about the deep foam filling my bones,
but I wanted to cry out in desolation
when she touched me again, when the lights
flooded in the crowded theatre
and the other kids started to file
into the narrow aisle, into a lobby
of faded purple splendor, into the last
Saturday in August before she moved away.
I never wanted to move again, but suddenly
we were being lifted toward the sidewalk
in a crush of bodies, blinking, shy,
unprepared for the ringing familiar voices
and the harsh glare of sunlight, the brightness
of an afternoon that left us gripping
each other’s hands, trembling and changed.

 

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  1. Date: 7/7/2014 11:31:00 AM
    I love the poem Tim, love has its many faces, and phases. Linda

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  1. Date: 7/5/2014 11:23:00 AM
    I bet that was an Elvis movie they were at!! Geez, he had movies out all the time in those early 60's summers.

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    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 7/5/2014 2:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The first movie I saw was 'Blue Hawaii'...
    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson Date: 7/5/2014 2:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am gaining new appreciation for Elvis...Have you heard the commercial where he sings 'Hey Bossa Nova?' Awesome...
  1. Date: 7/5/2014 11:22:00 AM
    WOW, I remember this kind of feeling just touching the hands and face of the guy I was obsessed with!!! It does change you!! Such excitement in youth's innocence. Love this poem too, Tim.

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  1. Date: 7/5/2014 5:14:00 AM
    Oh WOW! ;) How can one concentrate on anything with that kind of mischief going on! ;) You are naughty, Tim Ryerson.

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  1. Date: 7/5/2014 5:11:00 AM
    Oh WOW! ;) How can one concentrate on anything with that kind of mischief going on! ;) You are naughty, Tim Ryerson.

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  1. Date: 7/4/2014 11:06:00 PM
    Thanks for sharing this Tim.Yes they call it puppy love.How could one forget? : )

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    Chircop Avatar Charmaine Chircop Date: 7/4/2014 11:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Im glad I could leave a comment ,am having some problems everynow and then to comment : )
  1. Date: 7/4/2014 8:08:00 PM
    One of the reasons I love this poem is because it reminds me of MY first crush. It was not at a movie theatre but other than that, the experience was almost identical...

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My Past Blog Posts

 
THE SKOKIE THEATRE
Date Posted: 7/4/2014 7:59:00 PM
MADD!!
Date Posted: 7/1/2014 7:34:00 AM
A COURAGEOUS COUPLE
Date Posted: 6/26/2014 1:53:00 AM
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Date Posted: 4/21/2014 12:41:00 PM
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Date Posted: 4/13/2014 8:14:00 PM
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Date Posted: 4/7/2014 9:19:00 PM
PLEASE HOLD AND AN AGENT WILL BE WITH YOU SHORTLY...
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Date Posted: 2/15/2014 3:08:00 PM
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Date Posted: 2/2/2014 8:05:00 PM
I GOTTA BE DREAMING
Date Posted: 12/2/2013 4:01:00 AM
PRE-EXISTING CONDITION
Date Posted: 11/12/2013 12:09:00 PM
DEER TRACKS
Date Posted: 10/29/2013 4:15:00 AM
And The Winner Is...
Date Posted: 10/16/2013 6:57:00 AM
Prayers for Moonbee
Date Posted: 9/18/2013 5:49:00 PM
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Date Posted: 9/5/2013 8:26:00 AM
NO 'SPECIAL CHARACTERS' IF YOU PLEASE!
Date Posted: 8/26/2013 8:27:00 PM
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Date Posted: 8/4/2013 6:05:00 PM
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Date Posted: 7/2/2013 1:48:00 PM
WATCH OUT!...MOONBEE IS BACK
Date Posted: 6/28/2013 4:06:00 PM
Calling anyone who gives a damn
Date Posted: 5/29/2013 4:29:00 PM
Well, Here I Go Again - Your Favorite Poem or Poems
Date Posted: 5/19/2013 11:20:00 AM
More Good Lyrics (Funny Ones)
Date Posted: 5/10/2013 8:01:00 AM
WOW
Date Posted: 4/15/2013 6:22:00 AM
UNDERRATED POETS - PART II
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