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The Pinball
by John G Hutchinson
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
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Just a little more phoolish philosophy!

My life is like a pinball game
As I've bounced from post to pillar
They said "Watch out for that first step"
Sure as heck-it was a killer

I looked to neither left or right
As I stepped into life's fray
And bounced 'round like some fool pinball
Common sense could not allay

No matter how I played the game
My life was out of kilter
And the reason very simply is-
I've always been a "tilter"

So I'm going to change my tactics
'Cause I'm beaten black and blue
I think I'll try a different tack
And see what those flippers do! 

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Reviewed by Victor Jensen 4/6/2011
Been there myself but the flippers just send you back to try a new path.
Reviewed by jude forese 2/26/2005
an interesting spin of thought ...
Reviewed by Mary Quire 2/24/2005
Nice philosophy. Send that ball flying.

Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/22/2005
But the pinball machine was a fun thing to play and in many ways better than going out and playing with guns. A nice write on an old pastime.
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