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Whose knife

I’ve got an ’84 Corolla
You might have a Porsche

I’ve got a puter hung together with wires
That keeps me online
You might have a dual core multi whosiwhatsit

I’ve got a mobile phone that takes calls
Sends messages
And even reminds me of things
No doubt you have a smartphone

My television is not flat or large

But I broke no-ones back getting any of this
And expect no knives in mine.

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Ah, the simple life, frugal and fulfilling. I got a little lost on this line. “broke no-one”s back"

vexations

mmm, I thought that meaning would come across. Will ponder on clafifying it,
ta

cheers,
Jess
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fave line of this poem

a nice contrast created in this write about value systems...

raj (sublime_ocean)

what tact lonnie? Don't think I'm familiar with that word [grins]

cheers,
Jess
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Great counter-point poem Jess:)!

You've got some witty and precise images here.
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These two lines made me laugh out loud:
"No doubt you have a smartphone/ My television is not flat or large" Absolutely terrific lines:).

Only line I think could use a little bit of tweaking to fit in perfectly with the rest of poem would be:
"That keeps me online", I think this line could be cut and perhaps to get the idea of the internet though stronger made add in the next line:
"You might have a [broadband] multi whosiwhatsit"

I only say this because when you mention specific ties to the internet in the first line whereas a duo core thingy is more the battery power inside of a computer. Anyway I leave this totally up to you:).

Great poem Jess:),

everyone, even me, has broadband and dual core is not a battery it's a type of processor.

cheers,
Jess
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Don't know how I missed reading this until now. This is by far my favorite of your writes...................stan

tell me why.

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Jess
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You know me. I like things simple and to the point. This poem doesn't require the reader to sit around wondering if the poet means what poem says or is poet alluding to something else..................stan

ta.
And for my next act I'm going to write a highly obscure metaphysical piece with neolithic strata of tubtext and non sequiturish classical allusions [grins]

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Jess
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Back to the old ways eh? lol.............stan

elucidating the antiquated means of resistance in the persistence of playing one-up-man-ship
in the ground control (hello Major Tom) of who's minding the store, but then I never knew you to be a back-stabber or an attention-grabber playing the-one-who-dies-with-the-most-toys-wins hands down hand me a crown, I'm king of the hill and don't you just love my insistence in the preoccupation of the daily rationing of relationship to cause and effect, dredging out the scope of home-sweet-home dragging its tailbone,

throw me one will ya?

~A

more than my poem.

cheers,
Jess
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Gotta like the self made man who doesn't need the trappings but..2012 no more large tv's due to digital so you might have to acquiesce to that one

Chez
"The perfect woman perpetrates literature as she does a small sin: as an experiment, in passing, to see if anybody notices it - and to makes sure that somebody does." - Nietzsche

set-top box $20

cheers,
Jess
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