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The Good Old Days
Isabelle5

A night in a Motel 6 is better
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than an evening in the emperor's palace -
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what good are gold cups
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if you have to go outside to pee
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or can't adjust the air conditioning
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to keep you cooler than what
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slave girls could provide with their
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feather fans?
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I would not trade my Cavalier
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for a horse and buggy
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nor substitute a dip in a cold stream
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for my long, hot, soapy
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morning shower and the
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shampoo from its plastic source,
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not some flowers pounded to suds
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upon a stone.
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We cry out against children
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with their PDA's tight their hands,
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their knowledge of the techno-world
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and their lack of real spelling
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but they will run this world one day.
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I say Hat's off to more synapses,
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let them look up their education
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on-line in social groups, teach their parents
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how to use the fruits of Apple
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and then, sign them up for sports,
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take them on walks along the water's edge
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or into the forest to listen to the hum
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of Nature.
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Well balanced is the key in any
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generation but the good old days
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never were and will never be again.
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16 Jun 13

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Epic-ally wise poem
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