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going, going, gone ...
by anne cunningham

Wednesday, November 08, 2006
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going, going, gone ...


a good girl,
wipes the burners,
in soft swirls,
limp dishrag,
round and round,
one big burner,
three small,
makes sense, donít it?
... except when it doesnít.

a good girl
swipes the sink,
around about in fashion,
cotton to metal,
bedraggled linen,
pushing meat
through the trap,
the way to go, right?
... except when it isnít.

a good girl,
knows on some level,
circles lead nowhere,
this is no good,
is rote at best,
moving dirt,
never feeling clean,
same old-same old?
... going nowhere.

she's a good girl, loves her mama/loves Jesus, and America too/she's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis/loves horses, and her boyfriend too/and ti's a long day livin' in Reseda'/there's a freeway runnin' through the yard;and i'm a bad boy, 'cause i don't even miss her/i'm a bad boy for breakin' her heart - tom petty


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Reviewed by Ken Chartrand 5/27/2007
hi!Anne, I read your poem,"going,going,gone" I found it very lyrical.
Have you ever considered writing songs? Wishing you all the best!
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Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/18/2007
Wow this is American down home poetry at it's best, could with the strum of a string be turned to a bluegrass hit and sang to the rafters. This is the first time I have read your work anne but look forward to readin more of you in the future.

Felix L. Perry
Reviewed by Candy T (Reader) 12/19/2006
love 'free falling' - and this poem. great to read you again, ty :)
Reviewed by Gary Gebert 11/17/2006
First off...a great picture to go with this.

And the merging of everyday tasks to ponder life's purpose was a great idea. This one has an edge that makes me wonder how things matter or not, with each passing day.

Reviewed by Randall Barfield 11/13/2006
great post here--a lot to think about and sing about (it's musical) i'm ignorant about reseda--where is it or was it? cheers
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 11/12/2006
its her choice....

i remember that the 80's i lived in reseda, but not anymore...
its all about choices
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 11/9/2006
"cotton to metal,
bedraggled linen,
pushing meat
through the trap,
the way to go, right?
... except when it isnít."

Appropiating verse, Anne! Now, you are slaying me.

Love this iconic slice of history, how young we were...

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/8/2006
Put a dollar in a round room and tell an irishman it's in the corner,
He'll never work it out...

The monotony of a good girls lot... till she breaks the chains..
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 11/8/2006
Excellent work, Anne. Thank you.

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