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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

X stands for XBox

A poem by Ken Nesbitt
 
Xbox Xbox,
 you're the one for me,
I also love my 3DS
and my Nintendo Wii. 
 
 
 
Gamecube, Gameboy,
Apple iPod Touch.
I never thought that I would ever
be in love this much.
 
Pac-man, Sonic,
Mario and Link.
Your names are etched inside my mind
In everlasting ink.
 
Run, jump, flip, hang,
double-jump and climb.
That's all I want to do
with every second of my time.
 
This is true love
Yes it's plain to see
X box X box
will you marry me?
 

Ken Nesbitt is an American children's poet. he was named Children's Poet laureate in 2013 by The Poetry Foundation. His writings often include imagery of outrageous happenings, before ending on a realistic note. he's a wonderful writer, so I urge you to Google him and read some of his stuff, well worth a read !

 

My sincere thanks to our eXuberant Denise for devising ABCW and also to Roger for his eXactitude in administrating ABCW

Without these two eXceptional people and the band of eXcellent helpers. ABCW would not be here so to quote Roger "Thank you for all you do".

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

26 comments:

  1. Thanks for this fun post. And for your comment. The boat on the photo was painted on the glass wall, so I don't know where the boat was heading.
    Have a great week, Di!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  2. I'm not familiar with Nesbit, but his children's poetry has the same whimsical and appealing quality of Shel Silverstein's poetry. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy ABC Wednesday! #16

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  3. a true indication of our youth's obsession with X Box and other such devices- can't say that share it.

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  4. A wonderfully jaunty poem and the perfect X.

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  5. what a cute poem! Not related to Denise, eh?

    ROG, ABCW

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  6. Nice modern up-to-date take on the letter X.

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  7. the only thing i do know about these things is that they are very expensive ;-)

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  8. A cute little poem for the meme. :)
    Happy ABCW!

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  9. X Box is a great word for the round!!! My grands would approve.
    Ann

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  10. Reader Wil:
    Hi Wil, thanks for your kind words,most appreciated.
    I can't believe that I thought the picture of the boat
    on your blog was a real boat leaving the jetty....
    Obviously an optical illusion!
    Have a good week,

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team,

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  11. Arnoldo :
    Thanks for stopping by.
    I shall look up Shel Siverstein later.
    I 'm a great fan of children's poetry
    and literature too!
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  12. Norma:
    It is worrying the amount of time youngsters spend
    on their XBoxes, but then, adults should shoulder
    the responsibility, ie for creating and marketing
    the devices originally !
    Sign of the times I'm afraid.
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  13. Joy:,
    Thank you for yor kind comments.
    It is difficult sourcing a subject for X, I was wracking my brain
    then in front of me sat two of my grandchildren, clicking away on
    their XBoxes...
    Voila!
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  14. Photo cache:
    Thanks for your kind words,
    it's always good to hear from
    fellow ABCW bloggers,
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  15. Roger:
    Ha ha ! The Nesbitt's certainly get
    around!
    Thanks for commenting,
    best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  16. Hildred,
    thanks for stopping by and your comments,
    BEST wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  17. Melody,
    they cost about £300;00 each-- crazy
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  18. Indrani,
    thanks for stopping by and your
    kind comments,
    best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  19. Ann,
    Thanks for your comments, good to hear from
    you again,
    my grands too would like this poem, I shall read it to them
    the next time we see them,

    best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  20. Someone really loves his/her video games. lol I went and read about him at Wikipedia. His titles "I'm Growing a Truck in the Garden" and "The Armpit of Doom" sound very appealing. I must see if our library has any of his books.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  21. my nephews played the x box, my sis even made a cake for him.

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  22. Hi Susie I too must look up his books in the Library, good idea xx

    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  23. Hello Ann,
    good to hear from you again, Our four grandchildren have X Boxes,
    however their parents monitor the amount of time they spend on them,
    also what they are looking at.

    best wishes,
    Di,

    ABCW team.

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  24. Oh poor XBox has to now even consider marriage proposals from kids! :P Lovely poem focusing on 2de's non-butt-moving-kids addicted 2 their gadgets! :)

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  25. Hi Amrita,
    good to hear from you again and thanks for stopping by.
    If I had my way I would hold an amnesty and ask all addicts
    to hand in their x boxes!
    Of course, this won't happen, but I worry how much time my
    grandchildren spend on them !
    best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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I always try to reply to each comment on an individual basis so please pop back, when you have time, as there may be more to learn from either side, i.e. myself and commenter Thank you, Di x