Even Though: Poem

Do you like this poem?

Then check out my poetry book, Digging to China, released by Sweatshoppe Publications. This poem is in it, along with fifty others. Signed copies are available through Sweatshoppe Publications. It's also available on Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com.


Even though we have IPODS,

sometimes I just want to listen to a CD, all the way through, without shuffling.

Even though we have McDonalds,

sometimes I want to hunt and kill and cook my own hamburger.

Even though we have TV preachers,

sometimes I want to wake up early, get dressed in my Sunday finest, drive, sit, stand, listen, greet, sit, stand, and hail with the general public.

Even though we have cars,

sometimes I want to walk.

Even though we have ebooks,

sometimes I prefer the real thing because I like the way they smell and I like the way they feel under my fingers.

Even though children exist,

sometimes I want to be able to buy some damn eggs or ride on the damn train or look at the damn zebras without having to hear, see or smell them.

Even though we have airplanes,

sometimes I want to walk.

Even though the music kids listen to sucks now,

sometimes I catch myself listening to it, and even enjoying it and then loathing my hypocrisy.

Even though we have calculators,

sometimes I want to use a pen and scratch paper and exercise my brain.

Even though there’s more—so much more—that could be said

sometimes I choose not to say it.





all rights reserved. copyrights Justin W. Price, October 2011

Thanks for Reading.

A FREELANCE WRITER, HONORS STUDENT AND GOVER PRIZE FINALIST, JUSTIN W. PRICE (AKA, PDXKARAOKEGUY) CONSIDERS HIMSELF A POET FIRST AND FOREMOST BUT IS ALSO A SHORT STORY, BIOGRAPHER AND HUMOR WRITER. HIS POETRY COLLECTION,DIGGING TO CHINA, WAS FEBRUARY 2ND, 2013 BY SWEATSHOPPE PUBLICATIONS AND IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON AMAZON, BARNES AND NOBLE AND THROUGH YOUR LOCAL BOOKSELLER.

HIS WORK WILL ALSO BE FEATURED IN BEST NEW FICTION (2014 EDITION), AND HAS APPEARED PREVIOUSLY IN THE RUSTY NAIL, EFICTION, BURNINGWORD, THE CRISIS CHRONICLES, THE HELLROARING REVIEW, SEE SPOT RUN AND THE BELLWETHER REVIEW. HE CURRENTLY SERVES AS MANAGING EDITOR OF EPOETRY MAGAZINE AND THE BRIDGE ONLINE NEWSPAPER.

HE WORKS AS A FREELANCE WRITER, EDITOR, AND GHOST WRITER, AND IS WORKING TOWARDS HIS PH.D. HE LIVES IN A SUBURB OF PORTLAND, OREGON WITH HIS WIFE, ANDREA, THEIR LABRADOODLE, BELLA, SCHNOODLE, SAUVEE AND BLACK MOOR GOLDFISH, HOWARD WOLOWITZ.

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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

thanks Dim!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks tsmog. I appreciate the visit


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

I loved this and totally agree with you.


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tsmog 3 years ago from Escondido, CA

Nice! PDXK. A great read for a first cup'pa coffee while waking. These words vibrantly awaken one to more than. Thank you for sharing.

tim


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

rebecca, that's quite the compliment! I suppose we'll have to find out. I'm going to put this poem in my poetry collection.

Ruchira, Thank you. I'm pleased you enjoyed this! Great comment!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Loved it...Even though we have brains, but many a times we refuse to use them...lol

Good work PDX...keep it coming!


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Loved it!! I think it could end up a Classic, like a Robert Frost or Carl Sandburg style.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Victoria, I also have a vast collections of CDs and cassettes and it did take me years to develop an interest in the technology for mp3's but, I kept all my cd's, but now don't have to carry them around, Still, I sometimes just pop one in. Ebooks, I don't know. I love having real books and a bookshelf. It'll take a lot for me to develop an interest in e books.

Thanks for reading and commenting!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

All the votes possible on this one! I love how you ended it. I'm with you on some of those that I still haven't given up. I can't read an ebook. I'm all about real books. Same with CDs. I have no desire for an ipod; I love my CD collection (I have cassettes, 8-tracks, and vinyl records, too!). Although there are positives about some changes, there's something to be said for the old way, too. Great hub. I really enjoyed reading this one!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks, Visantha. I'm glad you enjoyed this!


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vasantha T k 4 years ago from Bangalore

Interesting hub.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Dr Rabie, Thank you!

Till, that's exactly what I was trying to say. Thanks for noticing and reading and commenting!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

PDK I found this a nice way to say it's great we have new things but we shouldn't cast away the old! How true it is.


Dr Mohamed Rabie 4 years ago

very funny!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Molly, thank you for reading and commenting. I hope you're having a great week!


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Molly Lance 4 years ago

Funny Funny

Without a doubt there are alot of "even Though" things that could be added, and even though I could I wont... hehehe


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Vellur, thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem and understood my point!


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Hi I liked this poem. It's a wish of wanting do something from the bottom of your heart, though you know there are other easier ways of doing it.Beautifully expressed. Voted up.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Twila, thanks for stopping by. Glad u enjoyed my commentary on the modern world!


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twilanelson 5 years ago from Carmichael, California

Thank you for sharing this fun and interesting Hub. Have a wonderful day.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Derdriu, thanks you once again for the thoughtful and uplifting comment. They are truly appreciated! Glad you enjoyed the read!


Derdriu 5 years ago

PDXKaraokeGuy: Thank you for the eloquent, ironic, searing analysis which philosophically and poetically juxtaposes the contradictory impulses which technology aggravates and leaves unresolved!

Voted up, etc.,

Derdriu


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

LOL, Sue and thanks to Tilt and Sue. I imagine my impatience with patience is beginning to show?


Sueswan 5 years ago

Love it!

Even though we can watch a movie at home with surround sound, I still enjoy going to the movie theatre.

Voted up, up and away!


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tillsontitan 5 years ago from New York

Even though others have praised this hub I would like to add my two cents and praise it too! Voted up.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks MM. As a part time music tutor, I'm subjected to the awfulness that passes for music these days. I'm particularly appaled by Never Shout Never and JOnas Brothers. Yet, after listening to them 100 times to learn them, you start to not hate them so much.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

I love this - brilliant!

Especially the line 'Even though the music kids listen to sucks now' I always said I would never say that, but of course I do now all the time!


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Andrea333 5 years ago

Love the satirical tone and I too, wish I could just watch the damn zebras in peace. Fun read!

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