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Jimmy Stewart, Please Get This Giant Rabbit Off My Back

Updated on July 15, 2014
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Vintage…

a classy term…

for an automobile.

Just please do me a square…

and don’t type that word

into the description box

above my photo.

I try to fight it…

but hell…

I was in an antique shop today

and I found my cereal bowl.

And then I helped an old lady across the street…

of course…

she was my wife.

Can I help it if I understand

green-stamps, signing off

and, It’s A Wonderful Life?

But hey…

I’ll take Jimmy Stewart's rabbit

over Jake Gyllenhaal's any day.

Not necessarily because

Jimmy is my idol…

I just want him to get Harvey

off my back.

Who is Harvey, you say?

Oh, not you too.

I’m not going crazy…

not losing my mind.

I still remember…

remember what?

It doesn’t matter!

Don’t bother me.

I’ll just continue my

sentimental journey

flipping through the pages

of my family album.

Browsing the black and whites.

Reminiscing over those vintage…

Damn!

Don’t look at me like that.

I’ve got one of those

digital thingy boppers too ya know!

So just put a lid on it

and grab me a soda pop

out of the old ice box

and let’s watch Jimmy

on the movin’ picture show!


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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      Who's Harvey?

      ; )

      Love it, such a nostalgic poem... you are NOT old though!!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      This was great Wayne Barrett... Love it!!!! :)

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Absolutely love this! Love Jimmy and love Harvey, too!! And please, don't call me vintage!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. Takes me back to the day (and nights) of the Grand Theater. (wink wink)

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Fantastic ! great job here.Your sense of humor is incredible :)I voted up

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Hey, Beth. I was pretty sure you girls might have watched Harvey with me but wasn't sure. Do you remember, Its a Wonderful Life ?

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      Yes I do

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, frank.

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      Katherine 4 years ago from Philadelphia

      Great! Thought processes and emotions are clear throughout the poem. I especially like your use of the word "vintage".

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Hi LaDena! Thank you for the visit.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm with you, Wayne! I remember those things, too! (who the hell is Jake Gyllenhaal??)

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Hi Martin! Good to see you again and hope you are feeling well.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, James, for the read and for the vote my friend.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much, Kate. And welcome to Hubpages! : )

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, bravewarrior. I had to use Jakes, Donnie Darko rabbit to compare with Harvey...without actually mentioning it.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Thanks for the sentimental journey Wayne. Now I'll go out into my garden and see where Harvey has gotten to and I'm passing this on.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Rasma.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Good evening Wayne (and family) - thank you for your warm sentiments and your nice welcome back. Just finished watching the Leaf/Habs hockey game and now listening to the great Van Morrison and waiting for the full moon to appear over the lake. Love the wordplay here Sir Wayne - in fact it's 'vintage' Wayne and the title is to die for - especially if you're a big film buff (like me)

      Sending you warm wishes from Colin, Tiffy and Gabriel at lake erie time ontario canada 10:12pm

      p.s. - and if you want to see something really 'cool' go to You Tube and type in ' Bunny movie parodies.'

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Sir Colin: All is well in my world again : )

      Thank you for another great epi comment, but I am just thrilled to see you back!!!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      hahaha, I am with you on this one! I just loved Harvey!

      Thanks for the memories here.

      Voted up +++++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Faith!

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