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Pounding those Keys

Wow come over here Check out this black beauty Grandpa used to have one just like it It sat on the desk in his study In fact I was supposed to study in his study In reality I never did get much done Transported back in time What a remarkable piece of equipment With it's qwerty keyboard I love the feel of the lacquered keys Pushing them down one at a time Watching as the metal rods strikes the roller Next I push all the keys down at once The rods collecting in a jumbled mass Carefully untangling Rolling a piece of paper into place Dropping the guide over the page Readied hands Fingers pounding in rapid succession Then the bell Ding! Like Mohamed Ali advancing to the next round Sliding the chrome lever Carriage returning to it's starting point Page moves up one line Over and over again Until my page is filled Pulled out with glee There on the page Letters perfectly formed Yet there are no words I do not know how to type But that is okay This is a lot of fun Jolted back to the present With a simple question "Would you like to buy?" What are you asking? "A hundred and a half." How about one twenty five? "Okay." Off I go typewriter in hand Mohamad Ali is back in the ring Clickty click clickty click click He can still take a pounding Ding! Once again Saved by the bell The Typewriter contest

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Date: 4/30/2013 8:53:00 PM
very creative piece.hope all is well.take care
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/30/2013 8:59:00 PM
Thanks, just a bit tired after back to back 12 hour days.
Date: 4/30/2013 7:00:00 AM
Richard, I think this is great....it should do very well in the contest!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/30/2013 7:42:00 AM
Thanks Caleb. I appreciate the visit.
Date: 4/28/2013 5:39:00 PM
This really brings out the definition of the old typewriter. I loved hearing that bell ring at the end of each typed sentence. Your take on this makes that old typewriter so much more awesome!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/28/2013 7:14:00 PM
Thanks Karen, that makes my day.
Date: 4/28/2013 8:14:00 AM
You pen hit the nail on the head...Good luck gem on the contest, Perhaps I'm inspired.~A.O
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/28/2013 8:21:00 AM
Give it a go, I am sure you will do well.
Date: 4/27/2013 6:40:00 PM
Wish you the best for the contest, dear Rick! It inspired me too... Clicky click, I love it! Have a nice weekend!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/27/2013 6:42:00 PM
Thanks Hanitra, I am glad you enjoyed it. Hugs Rick
Date: 4/27/2013 2:05:00 AM
This was a really fun piece to read. I felt like I was there, plucking randomly at those keys. Antique-type things have always held a certain fascination for me. Though I've never actually used an old-fashioned typewriter, I've seen one before and imagined myself using it. But, alas, I'm spoiled by the backspace button, and would probably suck at using it... lol. I hope you win on the contest... this is something I wish I wrote!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/27/2013 6:49:00 AM
Thanks Tim, I get a kick out of old things as well. My mom is mostly retired from the antique business but still has stuff at a few places about Kitchener Ontario.
Date: 4/26/2013 10:08:00 PM
I agree with my good friend, Guru Jad. Richard, I hope you always treasure this gift or writing that you possess. It is amazing. Yes, I've hit all the keys at the same time to see them all get stuck. I wonder...what is behind that act. ;) Nice to wonder.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/26/2013 11:00:00 PM
Thanks Eileen, it was nice having a visit from both you and Jad this evening..
Date: 4/26/2013 8:46:00 PM
You are surely a talented poet. You possess the ability to change present and past and to lead your audience into the world you exactly like them to visualize!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/26/2013 9:18:00 PM
Thanks Jad, that is a very thoughtful comment.
Date: 4/26/2013 6:03:00 PM
lol. A nice trip down Memory Lane, Richard. I for one am glad those pounding days are in the past. Good luck with the contest, my friend. :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/26/2013 6:09:00 PM
Thanks Delysia. You look to young for a typewriter to be part of your writing days. Thanks for visiting.
Date: 4/26/2013 5:39:00 PM
Been there and you describe it perfect....good luck...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/26/2013 5:49:00 PM
Thanks Donna, thanks for being the first to read my poem.