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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Game (12/06/12)

TITLE: WAR ON MY WIDESCREEN TV
By Don V. Standeford
12/13/12


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My back is broken, lungs stretched Ė
Out from the stress of this little game,
My calfs sag, legs out of joint;
Iíve too much abdominal fat, too little
Muscle tissue, not enough
Testosterone, bodyís running
Low on vitamins, B, Z and E
This game is keeping me busy;

But Iím coming up soon blue blood,
And all chips are going to fall
Into place, game of death, itís just
A game; I must finish this last level,
And Heíll fill with energy my intentions,
Iíve got a sharp memory for verse re-
tention, like eating vegetables raw,
To heal the fat lips, got a steel jaw

To down peanut butter sandwiches,
Apples, celery, carrots and sip ice-tea,
Unsweetened of course, eat yogurt
When I get home instead of fattening
Chocolate cookies,
Got my game on a wide screen TV.,
Pick up the controls, turn up the vol.,

And I see the smoke of a thousand bombs;
I hear the screams of a billion beings;
I resented their actions, every one;
I hated, but my hatred returned to me;
It did not set me free!

Lovely Shepherd, lowly hosts,
Look at me atop Israelís hills Ė
Jerusalem to Jericho, guns in tow
To observe the famed valley, Megiddo,
A war played out on my home TV.

See the haze, swarms of beasts,
Exiting Hell, smoke on their feet Ė
Let loose for a season on mankind,
Their pleasure like the buzz of wine
You hear the baying of hound dogs
Moving on you through forest logs,

My game is not PG 13
All day I watch it on my wide screen,
I wander Middle Earth, my friend
Wondering when this fight will end.


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CD Swanson 12/15/12
Wow - interesting and different entry. Clever take on the topic.

God bless~
Noel Mitaxa 12/18/12
Very imaginative and provocative approach to the topic. Well done
Lynda Lee Schab 12/18/12
If I'm honest, it's a little too deep for my taste, but definitely a creative and thoughtful entry! :-)