Monday, January 26, 2015

DMC: "What Does the Magic 8 Ball Know?" by M. H. Barnes




WHAT DOES THE MAGIC 8 BALL KNOW?

What does the Magic 8 Ball know?
     Without a doubt,
     cannot predict now.
     Reply hazy, try again.

What does the Magic 8 Ball know?
     My sources say…
     don’t count on it.
     It is decidedly so.


© 2015 Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. All rights reserved.


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6 comments:

  1. I'd forgotten about that Magic 8 Ball. What fun we had, waiting to see what it would say-& like your poem, the answers were "Without a doubt", good!

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  2. Good memories. If we didn't like the first prediction, we could try again.

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  3. Love the conflicting knowledge--and how the last bit of 8-ball wisdom reflects on the first!

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  4. Well, when you put it that way, that is one indecisive Magic 8 Ball! What were we thinking to pin all our hopes and dreams on such an unreliable advice giver? Thanks for the memories of a toy without which no childhood would be complete. :)

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  5. This is very clever. Love it.

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  6. Linda, Sydney, Buffy, Renee, and Rosi– it is certain. My sources say thank you. :)

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