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Thursday, September 10, 2015

CAPTIVE AUDIENCE




He only had time to read
while sitting on the can
stolen moments here and there
for a minute or two...
but one day
when he was really "backed up"
he nearly finished
War And Peace

All things even out in the end


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    1. You don't have to say it...I shall go down as one of the great philosophers!

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  2. ... ha ha ... but what if da poor man on da can is illiterate ... ?

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    1. He better install a TV in there then, otherwise he will fall asleep and fall off da stool and go BOOM!

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  3. Well, at least the book was classy ; ) lol

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    1. Homespun philosopher and part-time guru!

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  5. There are easier solutions to the problem.

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  6. Ha.. I read mail-order catalogs instead.. :-)

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    1. Down on the farm we used the mail order catalogs for toilet paper.

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  7. :) who has time for this nonsense?

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    1. There's always on the go, and then there's "always on the go"

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  8. That is a funny read - however, two comments - I don't think you read my post on OLN and secondly do not give home page to your blog, but the actual poem you are linking in .

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  9. This is the finest crappy poem I have ever encountered; inspiring, titivating, the finest introspection. Abhra's point is a good one, but those of us who prepare early must now consider something fresh; smiles.

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    1. We all write crappy poems from time to time, eh?

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  10. sMiLES yes.. i finish
    war and peace
    and start
    again for
    i am free
    and start
    again and
    never finish
    as that is Free..;)

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    1. There's always the Cliff Notes version of War and Peace, for the more "regular" readers.

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  11. THis was hilarious. I do my best writing in the john...shh!

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    1. When we read a poem, we don't think much about the circumstances in which it was created, but anything I read of yours, I will know!

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  12. I truly LOL'd after reading this. So it goes, right? Our days are often so busy that reading is often done on the throne. Such is life! :-)

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    1. I wonder what The Queen reads "on the throne."

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    1. A subject that doesn't get much play in "polite company," but who's polite?

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  14. Awesome - I love how that last line demolishes any type of reverence in the poem!

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    1. Ha ha...I didn't know there was any reverence in it :)

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  15. I love it! Nice to have a good laugh but the poor guy must really have some problems now.

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    1. All he needed to do was drink about a bottle of prune juice.

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  16. Poor guy...that's really being "backed up."

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    1. Being backed up like that, some people might call the plumber!

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  17. Oh dear...I hope everything came out alright.... ;-)

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  18. Cute. Though a little too close to home for some of us. Peace, Linda

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  19. You sound like my grandfather who always told this kind of story..thanks for the reminder ;)

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  20. That rings true for me! Even as a small child the cry would go out "where's Viv" "In the loo. readomg" The habit has grown with me!

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    1. Many of us became well read in the same manner!

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