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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Spam (not the meat) (11/03/11)

TITLE: Neon Lights
By Benjamin Graber
11/09/11


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Advertisements pepper me with pleas;
Colors,
Words,
Sounds, and
Smells
Are all
Screaming for my attention,
Each one
Claiming little pieces
Of my eyes and ears and nose
Like children feverishly grabbing candy
At a homecoming parade.

The spam threatens to drag me
Into the rat race,
Enticing me
To sprint from here
To there
In the frenzy to fulfill
The collectorís assortment
Of lusts.

But the ever-enticing neon lights
Lie.
The choice to feed the lusts
Is like the choice to
Drain the ocean
One
Bucket
At
A
Time.

No, I think Iíll delete the spam
And trash the ads
And switch off the commercials;
I donít have the time
To give my time
To everything that pulls at me.

I only have twenty-four hours a day;
I choose to sip the golds of autumn,
And inhale the pinks of spring,
And find fulfillment
In the simple joys
Of life, here
With you.


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/17/11
This really touched my heart. Poetry isn't my favorite genre but this piece filled my eyes with tears.
Linda Goergen11/18/11
Nice job on this poem! Wonderful visions and thoughts throughout and I love the message of its ending! Enjoyed!
CD Swanson 12/01/11
Congratulations - God bless~
Francy Judge12/01/11
Congratulations! I enjoyed your poem--great message told through beautiful descriptions.
Catrina Bradley 12/01/11
Ben, this poem is amazing. I love it! Congrats on FIRST PLACE! Woo hoo! :)
Kenn Allan12/02/11
Wow, this is REALLY nice. Congratulations!
Bonnie Bowden12/05/11
Wow!
What a wonderful poem.
Excellent reminder of what is important.
Congratulations on your 1st place EC award.
harvestgal Ndaguba12/08/11
What an awesome poem, congradulations.