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    Paper Chase


    I think it’s sad when papers choose
    To change from print to online news
    For though the GUI world is great
    Exclusive use I would debate

    An online screen can’t pack a dish
    Or wrap a smelly day old fish
    Or cradle roses like a vase
    Or when I nap, lie on my face

    It cannot line a dresser drawer
    Or from wet paint, protect the floor
    Or be a playmate for the cat
    Or fold into a pirate’s hat

    But what it cannot do the most
    Is join me, while I eat my toast
    So I can read its pages spread
    Until my mind and soul are fed

  • #2
    This poem emanates nostalgia. A fond sadness for the printed word. Well done, I truly enjoyed this write.

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    • cjwwsmith
      cjwwsmith commented
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      I truly enjoyed your comments.
      Thanks,
      Cjwwsmith

  • #3
    A lovely tribute to the Tribune and its ilk, written with rhymes as smooth as silk. I still read the morning paper at breakfast. Couldn't do without it. Thanks for sharing cjwwsmith.

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    • cjwwsmith
      cjwwsmith commented
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      Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it.
      cjwwsmith

  • #4
    I knew I missed something, but was not quite sure what it was...You laid it all open, just like a book.....Also, you opened my eyes in the first 3 stanzas.

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    • cjwwsmith
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      Thanks for your supportive and encouraging comments.
      Cjwwsmith

  • #5
    I feel the same way, but when people prefer a Kindle to a good old paperback. There's something about being able to hold the pages in your hands that is just... different than an online version. Thank you so much for capturing these sentiments!

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    • #6
      I feel the same way about books...there is something about turning the paper page. Nicely done.

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