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No Service

Discarded cotton t-shirt shrunken and stained on the side of a street pot-holed and veined pants sagging low with no shoes on his feet headphones blaring to the latest hip-hop beat Heading down to the corner looking for a score the old 76 filling station with the boarded up doors how times have changed in a mere forty years youthful exuberance gone now nobody cares Flash back we go to the days of my youth hard work the requisite as was the truth running on empty our roll was real slow clean-cut attendant with bow-tie for show Service with a smile, thank you and please gone is simplicity and enjoying the breeze

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 2/8/2016 2:52:00 PM
Very descriptive and reflective write...sounds like something inspired by a walk home from work?
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Date: 2/4/2016 1:37:00 PM
Now drugs and empty lives await the young. I believe their lives would have been better if the mothers could have stayed home...
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Date: 2/3/2016 1:53:00 PM
- A touching sonnet, Tim - Great! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/3/2016 10:12:00 AM
i do miss those days when respect and good manners were cherished.. fine work, tim!.. huggs
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Date: 2/3/2016 12:57:00 AM
Exceptional sonnet my friend. "Flash back we go to the days of my youth hard work the requisite as was the truth." Yes, I remember those days, hard work was need to release the energy we had and to get the mulla to date the pretty gals. As back then the man always paid.
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Date: 2/2/2016 7:23:00 PM
I remember it well. Pride and decency could well be resurrected for everyone's benefit. The veined and pot-holed streets are because infrastructure takes second place to benefits for druggie dropouts who give service only to themselves. So much in this simple ditty. Giving this one a 7 and a FAV.
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Date: 2/2/2016 4:56:00 PM
how times have changed Tim and not for the better I vaguely remember when we used to have petrol pump attendants - then self service became the norm - especially love your final couplet:-) hugs Jan xx
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