A Curious Thing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

What Do You See?


A Curious Thing

A curious thing so bright and bold,
such a contrast to the snow?
what on earth is it for?
Superman booth?
Underpants on the outside,
of course.
A telephone,it says,
I vaguely remember one once,
on my grandmother’s bench,
in her retirement home,
but just to be sure,
I’ll just Google it,
of course.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


Paul, pvcann.com


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33 responses to “A Curious Thing – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Hélène Vaillant

    A perfect response for this prompt Paul. What in the world is that red box? haha… we all know about Superman, right? 😀 Thanks for your poem, I love the humour, you express it beautifully.

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  2. yes just to be sure…google it. like my son says, grandma’s house is a museum, she has a CRT TV!

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  3. lol love it! They are indeed museum pieces now 🙂

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  4. Haha… 😂 Google has been the wise old man for the 21 c entury…. Great poem…

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  5. Too funny! Great poem for the prompt!

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  6. Oh Google just takes all the wonder out it! 😔

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  7. 🙂
    Who would have guessed that it would evolve into something, little and rectangular that people would be addicted to?

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  9. Bernie Delaney

    Love the humour in this!

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  10. lync56

    So true a curiosity now words woven so well


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  12. Love this! When I wanted to explain the olden days to my six year old students, I would simply say that “back in the day” there was no remote control. Oh, the wonder and amazement on their sweet faces as I tried (unsuccessfully) to describe getting up and changing a channel.😯

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