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Pinball Wizard
by Chip Bergeron

Sunday, March 18, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Sometimes it seems life is as lived in a penny arcade.....


PINBALL WIZARD

 

We take great pains

To prod and poke,

Jimmy and shake

As we try to make life

Come out the way we want.

 

Funny, that’s never

The way it works.

Our existence is more

Than a pinball machine

With no flippers.

 

The shiny ball drops

Ringing, pinging,

As it hits bumpers

An explosion of lights,

The tally rolls higher, higher.

 

The ball plunges holeward,

Try to delay its journey

Push too hard, and TILT

The game ends

Before its time.

 

No more new balls.

 

-Chip Bergeron

 March 4, 2012

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/12/2012
Ah but push too soft and you'll never get a replay. Patrick
Reviewed by Richard King 3/24/2012
Some of us are balls, some of us are flippers. Then there are those who are only the background noise, or those annoying flashing lights.

Guess it takes all kinds, but it's sad when you run out of balls cause then there is no more need for flippers and all that noise and flashing stops.

Protect your balls, my friend.

Dick
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 3/23/2012
So much to be left thinking about here ~
wonderfully creative analogy!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by jude forese 3/20/2012
well written ... i enjoyed this allegory ...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 3/19/2012
A great parody of life. Very creative and effective. Ron

Reviewed by Donna Chandler 3/19/2012
Interesting analogy - it truly does seem that our lives spin out of control at times. We just need to hang on for the ride. :)

Donna
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 3/18/2012
CHIP ... AMEN ... AVOID 'TILT' AT ALL COSTS ...



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