Your Mailbox Is Empty


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    A little comic relief.

    Your Mailbox Is Empty

    This simple message sends chills up one’s spine

    If displayed too abruptly it can evoke a loud mournful whine

    No email?  My God how can that possibly be?

    Am I forgotten so easily as if some form of debris?

    Where are my friends, my soul mates from afar?

    To be forgotten so easily could leave a terrible scar

    Ah, the computer is at fault, a technical glitz

    I’ll reboot and recover. This nerd never quits

    I wait for my desktop to magically appear

    In great anticipation and a modicum of fear

    I click on the icon and the program says loading            

    The wait is excruciating and somewhat foreboding

    At long last my email screen suddenly appears

    The email light is blinking. Enough to bring me to tears

    Alas, I am whole again, a precious friend has come through

    I forge ahead without worry and without further ado

    I click on my precious jewel to read its first line

    As if consuming and relishing an expensive French wine  

    But to my disappointment only a large graphic appears

    Labeled Sale, big discounts this weekend at Sears.


    ©Copyright 2009 Charlie Gragg

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    mamasan commented on Your Mailbox Is Empty


    Ah, those darn ads that always survive and they always arrive just like the credo the U.S. Post Office espoouses. I really really enjoyed this read. lol



    As did I. Thanks.

    Stryx commented on Your Mailbox Is Empty


    A wonderful imagination and so enjoyable to see a true poet at work.



    You Sir are far too kind. Thank You.

    SavVySam commented on Your Mailbox Is Empty


    Hampton-Just as soon as I can click forward this is going out to my friends a and family! God forbid they have no mail! LOL Hilarious but oh so true!!! Thanks.... Wait ...Did you say SALE??? BYE!

    ginga commented on Your Mailbox Is Empty


    HA ha hampton. As if with baited breath we wait to be contacted, communicated with, as if held hostage, eyes staring at a machine that curbs lonliness. I love your wit and candor. ginga



    Sometimes we just have to write about the things in our lives that show how mesmorized we can become with too much attention. Thanks for reading and the nice comment.

    Charlie23 commented on Your Mailbox Is Empty


    I read several of your poems. Your skill really shines through in each of them, and they all seem so different from the next. I love this one though, it brought me a smile and laugh. I very much enjoyed it.



    Thanks. It was meant to be enjoyed and I am happy you liked it.

    Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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    Hampton’s Poems (111)

    Title Comments
    Title Comments
    Searching 5
    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
    My Mother Ruth 12
    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
    The Chatelaine 12
    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
    The Final Beat of My Heart 16
    The Rainbow of Poets 19
    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
    A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
    The 9 ers 24
    Love Defined 27
    Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
    More News From Buda Texas 26
    Choices 26
    News from Buda, Texas 21
    In Search of God 21
    Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
    Out of the Darkness 15
    Visions from Within the Mist 18
    Baseball 12
    The Night Stalker 16
    The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
    The Sounds of Time 17
    The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
    Blah Blah Blah 14
    One Two Three 13
    Carpe Viam 11
    Love in the Afternoon 13
    The Moth 14
    Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
    The Creative Process 19
    The Truth and the Tribe 19
    The Long Wait. 19
    Feathers 26
    The Arrow 14
    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
    Ghostly Images 16
    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
    The Rider 16
    Pride and Shame 18
    The Winning Poet is.... 21
    Memories 13
    Politicians 67
    Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
    God's Visit 17
    Poets and Poems 20
    Love Thy Neighbor 13
    Renewal 8
    The Roar of Silence 17
    Blessed Are These Days 4
    Time and Space 5
    Life's Journey 8
    Gift To The Fallen 16
    Hunger 21
    The Antique Shop 30