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Franking
by Ronald W. Hull

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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If I might speak frankly, this one came in a dream again.
I had to change the whole poem when I discovered what
the word really meant. Here is the nonsense that followed.



 Franking


Frankly, I never understood the art of the frank.
Thought it might be just some silly prank.

But it was designed to help citizen servants,
afray the high cost of reaching constituents.

So they could just, "reach out and touch."
Without having to pay, oh, so very much.

But the times, they are a changing, and so is the scene.
Our citizen servants are getting rich, if you know what I mean.

Mail is shifting, from physical to digital.
The cost of the digital, a fraction of the physical.

The Post Office is chasing the Pony Express,
its packages now shipped through the UPS.

But what will become of Sir Lance Armstrong,
his sponsor is denying, but we knew all along.

So franking, a privilege, is now being abused.
So why am I, so suddenly, feeling dirty and used?

Could it be those X-rated tapes sent through the mail?
Could it be those pictures she sent of her tail?

Could it be those sext you forgot to erase?
Could it be those little boys they can still trace?

Frankly, Barney I don't care about your orientation,
but I do care what you're doing to our great nation.

I'm now getting e-mail from some Randy Paul,
I am not even his constituent, not at all.

So why am I getting his stuff from Kentucky?
It's free, that's why; he can take a flying f**ky!

To avoid going Postal, I'll end this tale,
but don't you dare send me any more junk mail!

Copyright 2012 © Ronald W. Hull

6/20/12 

 

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Reviewed by Ed J. 7/22/2012
So true franking was quite costly over the years. This is a wonderful insight as to how things are moving and yes emails and phone calls are nearly free so they do as much as they can. You may not be their constituent now but what if they run for the presidency.LOL

Stay well and keep writing
Eddy
Reviewed by Melie Bacon 7/17/2012
Frankly speaking, this could very well be your niche!

Mel
Reviewed by jude forese 6/27/2012
Cleverly rendered ... something to consider: out of a $110 billion, 60 billion is generated through junk mail .... without it 600,000 wokers woul be out of a job ... and i thought i'd mention that UPS has a contract with USPS to deliver their packages ... in fact, i just received a box cigars that started off with UPS and was delivered via USPS in 3 days .... anyway, i think most patrons have gone postal a long time ago so that may be a misnomer ... i did find your poem clever and fun to read ...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/26/2012
I can relate, Ron. Thank you for sharing your meaningful wit and humor. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 6/26/2012
Ron,

Ain't it the truth! Thanks for the laugh.

Mary
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/26/2012
Giggle....nicely done, Ronald...

Anna
Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader) 6/25/2012
Great write Ron..You hit the proverbial nail on the head..I had someone recently tell me to take the junk mail, write return to sender and let the junkers pay for it..Think I shall try it...

Sandy
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 6/24/2012
well said Ron!
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 6/24/2012
Clever are your words *Ron*
written down from our very
thoughts expressed by You!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 6/24/2012
Ron,
i agree the physical is only increasing my trash atthe curd and the electronic is but a few added deletes every day.
Budd
Reviewed by Alexander Shaumyan 6/24/2012
Good one, Ron. Junk mail will always be there in one form or another. I guess there are pluses and minuses to the changing technology of communication. Physical letters are becoming obsolete and language gets polluted with internet jargon like LOLs and OMGs. People can't write sentences with words that are more than one syllable. Maybe all the books will some day become digital to save paper and printing costs. A lot of newspapers are going out business because a lot of people prefer to read papers on their computer. Of course, digital communication has its problems with government and corporations invading your privacy, tracking the web sites you visit, things you buy, friends you make, etc.
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 6/23/2012
Lol....


frank and true and great to read....best wishes:)
Reviewed by Laura Fall 6/23/2012
A terrific write Ron ,and so true indeed Laura
Reviewed by Duke LaRance 6/23/2012
Hey Ron -- it's likely those pictures she sent...going postal, that's just one level down from going ballistic. Speaking of ballistic, I'll be one of the first to know when the doo-doo contacts the spinning blades. I am blessed to live in the very shadow of an ICBM launch site. One of these daze, it's going to go off like a Roman Candle!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/23/2012
The frustration of spam and unsolicited adverts from so many sources such as internet, or phone calls by ignorant telemarketers etc is enough to make any of us have nightmares....
fee
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 6/23/2012
LOL eh.. yeah, cute and I like it! It touches everything in truth actually of the way things are going!

Great write and I enjoyed it :)

Love and Light
Lily
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 6/23/2012
I know what you mean. You can't get away from junk mail no matter what!! Spam, Spam, Spam it....

Peace, love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by Richard King 6/23/2012
Nice one Ron, by-the-way, I have a soapbox I'm not using if you'd care to borrow it for your next posting. Dick
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/23/2012
Isn't that what the delete button is used for...?
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 6/23/2012
You tell 'em! I am so sick of junk e-mail! I used to work for an insurance company and they would buy e-mail addresses. Bad!!!

Love ya!

Jane



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