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Misquoted Childhood Apples

When I grew up there was no such thing as microwave or t.v dinner's they hadn't even been inverted yet Come 6 o'clock we had to gather round the dinning room table for evening meals and parentally enforced family time to talk about our day To feast on such culinary delight's mother used to burn as home made chips frozen fish finger's and a choice of either tinned baked beans or spaghetti hoops Then when we're finally finished Dad would go into the living room switch on the t.v and watch the news After that he would read his paper in order to switch off and we would then get to watch whatever was on 1 of the oh so many other 4 t.v channels Only 1 singular t.v in the house shared between our entire family permanently fixed in the lounge. And 1 singular telephone in the corner or if you had one an entrance hallway Both of which we're actually luxury's not necessity dependant on if you could afford to the bill and licence or electricity And we weren't poor what we we're as children was a little something called happy and we'll adjusted Which got me thinking about just how different and far removed that time was to current present day Using the age old means of comparing Apple's for Apple's regarding different childhood's To me growing up as a child what an apple was or meant was bobbing or ducking for at halloween , keeps the doctor away and at it's best when it's covered in sticky toffee candy Fast forward to today the only Apple a child knows comes in i - pad , pod , phone , watch or 4 in 1 form they carry about there person constantly for companionship so much so they can barely take the time to talk or barely loook up The same type of Apple that God warned Eve all about not to try and eat for fear of being kicked out Because once you do there is no chance of ever going back or a return to Eden It's a place that only exists and can be accessed by means of logging into Window's or typing it into a search engine to look up , how exactly do you spell that is it Bib-lol Or by drinking how ever much Cider it takes in order to pass out or forget Reality is the new nightmare So how do you like them Apple's now

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Date: 12/22/2021 12:55:00 PM
Excellent Christopher, you certainly know your apples, love the Eve reference with the tree of knowledge and the modern search engine of the apple, by the way we where brainwashed with one Tv channel, Teilifís Éireann, it was a load of sanctimonious crap, I enjoyed this one, cheers David, hey don’t forget to check out my (once upon perdition) poem if you haven’t already
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Christopher Flaherty
Date: 12/22/2021 2:09:00 PM
Cheer's David Thank you