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RUBBER NECK
by A PAX

Sunday, October 03, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My definition [of a philosopher] is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down. Louisa May Alcott








Rubber Neck

Start my existence on the factory floor
Counted and boxed and shoved out the door
In a bag with my comrades, I'm hung on a peg
Deflated and lifeless, for air we now beg

Here we're trapped in our prison, and wait for the day
For the breath of life that takes slackness away
As we lay here so helpless, all head and a neck
And ponder the future, and sit and reflect

Will we go to a party, a park or a fair?
Will our diet be helium, water or air?
This waiting seems endless, please purchase us soon
The agony and ecstasy of a big blue balloon


Pax A

9/16/99


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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 10/5/2010
AWESOME. This is the Anita I 'know'! Love and Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 10/4/2010
Love it, Pax, from title to big blue balloon.
Metaphorically right! -gene.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/3/2010
Fine metaphor, Pax,
and sustained from first till last.

John
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/3/2010
Unigue and wonderfully metaphorical...liked the thought process on this one.
fee
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/3/2010
A tragic, but short-lived tale. Creatively presented. ;-)

But then, we could be writing about the unemployed..

Ron
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 10/3/2010
I guess we all share something in common with that balloon.
Will we be filled with too much food, drink, hot air or ego?
I liked this write.
God bless,
Lew
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 10/3/2010
Oh my......sad writing but very well done..stay safe and well..Hugsss
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/3/2010
metaphorically, this is sad-a thought provoking write



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