Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ron Vazzano

IN THE DECADE OF AN EYE

In the beginning, there was the Y2K prophesy
that could hurtle us back to oil lamps and McKinley.
But this just in--"Hanging Chads have been sighted!"

On a dark note Pearl Harbor is now known as 9/11.
"Google" the war that came after. For even our daughter
who lived on line had told us--"guys buy Google stock."

Blink, and she has become an adult and Google, an icon.
Blink and miss, Janet Jackson's breast popping out--
some time after gay marriage, but before Barack was in.

Though we did find water on the moon.

7 comments:

  1. awesome poem! love it! just what you want in a really good poem -- thought-provoking and well-done! excellent!

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  2. hahaha "even our daughter...had told us -- guys buy google stock." love it.

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  3. T11311@aol.com
    This is exciting to read and beautifully captures the last decade in an excellent literary nutshell. I love the use of language and the energy of this poem.

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  4. TP311dancer@aol.com said...
    This poem leaps off the page and brings back memories. Fun for people of any age to read. Transcends generations

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  5. flop830@aol.com said...
    Passage of time hits me with this poem. Kids growing up...Very evocative and reminiscent of a unique decade.

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  6. An excellent poem that shows the decade from a unique perspective. It makes you think and was very enjoyable.

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  7. loved the way it pulls you through the decade in a blink and ends sort of hopefully

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