Ode to the Payphone

August 6, 2012
By sunshine925 GOLD, Sugar Land, Texas
sunshine925 GOLD, Sugar Land, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
" You're only as tall as your heart will let you be and you're only as small as the world will make you seem." - Christofer Drew Ingle


Once you stood a flaming red on the sidewalks of lively towns
Now there you sit, defeated, deflated, beat by the unruly grounds

Once your sign, “Telephone”, was lit and would brightly beam
Now bugs litter your fixtures and you have ceased to sparkle or gleam

Once you were seen as romantic, a must in every love story
Now you’ve become a beggar’s nesting place and have seemingly lost your glory

Oh these bustling cities that have pawned and forgotten you
They can’t even remember all you have done for them and all you still do

On those rainy nights when their relationship seems in danger
They’ll call up their love in the sanctity of your manger

And you connect them with their loved ones who live so far away
And for this, a quarter is all they have to pay

Oh payphone, you can call so many places but alas, not out to them
You can’t call to tell them how their forgetfulness has made you dim and dim

But, I hear you payphone, I hear your cry
Never will I let you be forgotten; never will I let you die


The author's comments:
One day my aunt and I were listening to the song "Payphone" in the car and she made a joke about how i should write a poem about payphones...so i did

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lissa_ GOLD said...
on Aug. 13 2012 at 7:08 pm
lissa_ GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything."- Suckerpunch
"The purpose of life is to be a better version of yourself."- Lucy Hale

love the style

on Aug. 13 2012 at 5:38 pm
Prometheus PLATINUM, East Aurora, New York
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not sure.  But doesn't it sound fun?

on Aug. 13 2012 at 5:37 pm
Prometheus PLATINUM, East Aurora, New York
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Not sure.   But doesn't it sound fun?

on Aug. 13 2012 at 10:24 am
chefgirl BRONZE, ?, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Phillipians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

Oh my I love it! And I love payphone. I like the rhyming you put in it. It gives it dimension.

on Aug. 13 2012 at 9:57 am
sunshine925 GOLD, Sugar Land, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
" You're only as tall as your heart will let you be and you're only as small as the world will make you seem." - Christofer Drew Ingle

what's your poetry circus?

on Aug. 13 2012 at 9:51 am
Prometheus PLATINUM, East Aurora, New York
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Good Poem.   Would You Like to Enroll in My Poetry Circus?

on Aug. 8 2012 at 4:37 pm
sunshine925 GOLD, Sugar Land, Texas
11 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
" You're only as tall as your heart will let you be and you're only as small as the world will make you seem." - Christofer Drew Ingle

no actually it was just literally a payphone:P

Varlen-Byrd said...
on Aug. 8 2012 at 3:42 pm
Varlen-Byrd, Santa Cruz, California
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Favorite Quote:
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

i like it! i guess the payphone is like a metaphor for something?

on Aug. 8 2012 at 3:05 pm
Choirgirl SILVER, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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This is really good.  i like how you came up with it from the song.

DanielM SILVER said...
on Aug. 8 2012 at 1:18 pm
DanielM SILVER, Kent, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"I would rather hated million times for what i did then loved a million times for what i didn't do." - Daniel Moto
" I've sought out to be the best i could posibly be but when i hit a roadblock in life what did i do, i had two choices either stay at the roadblock or i take this roadblock and make of it and go around it and achieve my goal. So, what will it be?"- Daniel Mathia

"People take love like its a four letter word or just a phrase that you tell people or your friends all the time. But in reality love is much bigger than a merely phrase or 4 letter word. Instead love is a genuine promise or covenant to that special person."-Daniel Mathia

“Why change yourself when you were made perfect and wonderfully by the creator of everything?” – Daniel Mathia

“If live is not hurtin then were really not living in.” – B. Reith

Wow your really good poet. The first line caught my attention. Great Emotion!!! Keep it up!!!

necci SILVER said...
on Aug. 8 2012 at 1:07 pm
necci SILVER, Denver, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
-Women are many things to humans, but the one thing they are not is dominated by men.
-If a single act of hate can do so much damage, what can a single act of kindness do?

good cute  


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