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Orange Crush The Adventures of Soda Pop

My earliest recollection was being placed in a Coca Cola cooler in a Barbershop in Virginiatown Ontario. I heard the sound of the Nickle being placed in the coin slot. Then an eager little boy opened the top and peered in with twinkling blue eyes. I wondered which one of us he would choose? His tiny little hand reached towards me and guided me through a metal maze and yanked me out. He popped my top with the opener on the side of the Red machine. I wonder if that is how I got the name "Soda Pop". He held me close to his chest brought me over to his chair and placed me beside a stack of comics. I watched as he jumped up gleefully onto his chair. He grabbed me with his two little hands and put me up to his mouth. My orange fizziness passed over his lips, onto his tongue and then down his throat. A big toothy smile and an orange coated tongue. I felt his little tummy bursting until a big burp and a giggle gave him relief. Even after my orange had been consumed he seemed to enjoy the texture of my glass as he rotated me in his hands. I remember him turning me upside down and peering at the room through my base. He liked the way I played with the light. When he was done he placed me in a paper bag with his comics to take me home. To be continued...

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 1/4/2015 9:31:00 PM
I liked this Richard... in a strange yet good way. I can almost see it in a children's book with colorful little pictures and thought-boxes over the soda pop. A++ for originality!
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Date: 1/2/2015 3:32:00 PM
Here I am at last Richard. Between my computer problems and lack of time over the holidays I am happy to say I can now start getting caught up. This is a magical adventure of a soda pop. Brilliant idea and executed in an enjoyable story. I can't wait to read the rest. XOXO
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/2/2015 9:10:00 PM
Hi Brenda I appreciate that you took time to read the series. Hugs Richard.
Date: 1/1/2015 1:40:00 AM
A wonderful personification piece. I really liked the nostalgic feel of this creative poem. I will be returning to read more!... My Mom collects Coca-Cola memorabilia, so I think she would enjoy reading this one, too!... Happy New Year, Rick! I wish you all the best for 2015!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 1/1/2015 10:15:00 AM
Hi and thanks Kelly. I use to have a big button Coke sign that I refurbished. It was one of the many things I lost in my divorce. Thankfully that was many many years ago.
Date: 12/31/2014 8:28:00 PM
real cool and excellent pen Rick have a great year hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/31/2014 10:39:00 PM
Thanks Shadow! Enjoy your New Years Celebration.
Date: 12/30/2014 8:35:00 AM
this is different Richard, think i'm going to love this journey...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/30/2014 8:38:00 AM
Thanks for coming back to it Harry.
Date: 12/29/2014 7:11:00 PM
suspense.. and a very interesting beginning.. :)! I shall read the others.. :)! Thanks for visiting my poem HAPpy New YEar.. :)!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/29/2014 7:35:00 PM
It is my pleasure Olive!
Date: 12/28/2014 7:00:00 PM
love it so far...part two here I come.
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Date: 12/27/2014 7:37:00 AM
I have an orange crush bottle on the shelf above my computer desk, along with an old 7 up, mountain dew and coke, glass bottle. I can't wait to see where your crush bottle ends up! ;)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/29/2014 12:42:00 PM
I too like those old bottles. I was at a korean BBQ in Vancouver over the holidays and ordered a Canada Dray Ginger Ale and much to my surprise it came in a glass bottle.
Date: 12/24/2014 10:40:00 AM
Ah... An adventure awaits... Love when that happens!.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/29/2014 12:40:00 PM
Thanks for reading my little series Carol!
Date: 12/22/2014 2:20:00 PM
I love the beginning...off to see the rest
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/22/2014 7:22:00 PM
Thanks Tim, I like the Christmas photo!
Date: 12/22/2014 1:37:00 PM
What is it about orange crush that is so appealing? I loved it as a kid, too. Good piece.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/22/2014 7:23:00 PM
Thanks, M.L.
Date: 12/20/2014 5:54:00 PM
Richard what a delightful story so far, can't wait to read number two, I do hope this is going to be a long story, great work and great subject. take care my friend............Vera.........
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/21/2014 2:03:00 PM
Thanks Vera, I have a few ideas so stay tuned.
Date: 12/20/2014 3:52:00 PM
I love it when my memory is jogged back in time. Can still remember the metal tanks filled with drinks and ice...not many fridges or freezer were around in those days! Most of my fav drinks have now disappeared (Paradise Lemonade...Queen Cola...Cinotto...) all produced in our little village drinks factory! Looking forward to your next episode:) // paul
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/20/2014 3:55:00 PM
Thanks Paul, If I actually think back it would have been Orange Fanta that I was drinking with the ribbed bottle.
Date: 12/20/2014 3:18:00 PM
hey this is so nice, putting yourself as a pop bottle! on to part two.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/20/2014 3:55:00 PM
Thanks for reading both parts.
Date: 12/20/2014 2:03:00 PM
Im curious to see what happened to our soda pop : )..Let me go read the next post ----->
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/20/2014 3:56:00 PM
I'm pleased you are enjoying my little tale.
Date: 12/20/2014 9:01:00 AM
Very brilliant and impressive expressions, Merry Christmas, Richard
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/20/2014 9:23:00 AM
Thanks Dr. Ram, I wish you a Merry Christmas as well.
Date: 12/20/2014 7:52:00 AM
- Hey Richard - Love this one, well done !!! .... a Christmas smile to you :) - I wish you and your family a peaceful and lovely Christmas - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/20/2014 8:35:00 AM
A Christmas smile and hug to you as well Anne-Lise.
Date: 12/20/2014 6:51:00 AM
Richard, master work! I absolutely love your skill to pour life and feeling onto that bottle of Orange Crush. I for one am anxious for part two!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/20/2014 8:34:00 AM
Thanks David I will let you know when I post part two.
Date: 12/19/2014 11:53:00 PM
Just when I think I am most the creative being in the universe, you outdo me!!!!! This is , well its amazing!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/20/2014 1:25:00 AM
You are kind Arthur. Goodnight.
Date: 12/19/2014 10:26:00 PM
What a fantastic perspective from a soda bottle! In my poetry class that I have this semester I will have to write three poems that are from the perspective of an inanimate object, just like you did her! You could turn this in for credit if you took this class! I know you would have gotten an 'A' for this poem! I surely loved reading this awesome write here this evening! You have delighted me by your skill of writing this personal perspective piece! Great Work!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/20/2014 1:27:00 AM
Russell! So great to see you. Thanks for this thoughtful comment. I am so pleased you enjoyed my first instalment.
Date: 12/19/2014 6:32:00 PM
Nice Rick... Your story shall be intriguing one it seems. I will enjoy reading this as it unfolds. I like your choice of epithet ("Soda Pop"). Good memories are a fine thing to share... Verlena
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/19/2014 6:59:00 PM
Thanks Verlena.
Date: 12/19/2014 1:55:00 PM
You really enjoyed the treat as there were never very many. Good memories are they not? Love Mom
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/19/2014 6:59:00 PM
I guess it makes me appreciate life more today.
Date: 12/19/2014 1:15:00 PM
what a fascinating write Richard cant wait to read the next installment and also find out what inspired this write? hugs jan xxx
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/19/2014 1:23:00 PM
Thanks Jan, more poems to come for "Soda Pop".
Date: 12/19/2014 11:14:00 AM
You crushed this one!! Taste so good -- I have not had one in a very long time . . . heading to the store! All the best my friend.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 12/19/2014 1:24:00 PM
I like the play on words David!