Pete Crowther

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Junk Mail And Poemhunter.Com - Poem by Pete Crowther

I never open envelopes
“The occupier” or,
worse still,
“The car owner”
especially when
I don't even
own a car—

you never get them
to “The motorcyclist”
or “The Pantheist” or
even “Lepidopterist”
(all more appropriate
in my case) instead
they come with promises:
“We’ll cut your bill”,
“Why pay more? ”,
“We’ll save on your insurance”—

To hell with them,
in any case
I much prefer
e-mail now, except for scam.
I used to love to see
the postman
coming down the street
and hear the thud
of letters falling on the mat,
my heart would start to beat,
accelerate, in fact.

Nowadays it’s just the same
but even better
on PoemHunter
dot com. I think
it is the child in me
that gets excited
when I see
that yellow strip
dance on the screen,
with bright red letters
that proclaim:
“[! ! ] You’ve got 1 unread message! ”

Are you the same?

Comments about Junk Mail And Poemhunter.Com by Pete Crowther

  • (7/17/2006 6:23:00 PM)

    that is such a sweet poem full of boyish enthusiasm that I most honor of the old Royal Navy spirit. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/23/2006 4:14:00 AM)

    Yes! ! ! ! I am exactly the same. You sum it up well.
    Anna xxx
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  • (8/29/2005 5:28:00 AM)

    LoL this is quite funny. Peter, this poem rocks! I loved every word! (Report) Reply

  • (8/25/2005 7:09:00 AM)

    A cool poem you got here Pete. I get excited to see that message too. You said it well. (Report) Reply

  • (8/24/2005 11:43:00 AM)

    I feel exactly the same, Peter. This is fun and a good comment on life in the 21st century. What next?

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  • (8/24/2005 11:41:00 AM)

    Totally! Great poem Peter. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 25, 2005

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