|Member Comments on this Poem|
|Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 04/24/09 at 12:55 AM|
Whatever year your work comes from, it always proves you be a pretty damn brilliant storyteller. This one is no exception. I really, really enjoyed this.
|Posted by Kris Mara on 04/24/09 at 12:52 PM|
those wrong numbers can play tricks on us -- but sometimes they are precisely who we think they might be -- I love how you bring it back to the 3-5-0 (which doubles the "wrong number" title, as you received and perceived one)....
|Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 04/25/09 at 12:37 AM|
I surely can relate to this regarding missed phone calls! The imagination can be ones worst enemy at times! You've written a wellcomposed poem about, I think, a fairly common human condition.
|Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 04/25/09 at 09:43 PM|
One never knows what the ring (beep) will bring. I suppose if we discovered we had only five minutes left to say everything that we wanted to say, every telephone line would be jammed with people calling other people to stammer that they loved them. Great write Chris. Thanks.
|Posted by Bruce W Niedt on 04/26/09 at 01:23 PM|
Ah,the magic of numbers - and of love - a well-done musing, Chris.... d:-)
|Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 04/28/09 at 11:48 PM|
oh man chris this awesome! i've often had similar thoughts when receiving wrong number calls, though i've never had 2 numbers ring at once. and the ending cracked me up, i don't know why, but it made me laugh just the same
|Posted by Maude Curtis on 05/31/09 at 02:50 PM|
I've done this, called his number just to hear his voice on the machine, then not hsving enough guts to say Hi. It's me, I love you. Good write makes you think about who could be on the other end of the line. Tighten the string and talk to her.
|Posted by Alison McKenzie on 06/19/09 at 01:26 AM|
Hmmmmm. Life's sweet little mysteries, eh? My phone is either ringing off the hook or absolutely silent. It's like at the store, how everyone gets the "time to check out" message like a panic response to some subliminal message that if you don't hurry up, you might miss an opportunity....to, ummmmmm.....pay for your groceries.....or something. :-p
|Posted by Glenn Currier on 07/21/09 at 06:53 PM|
What power I allow the phone to have over me. Whether it is people opening their cells in movies or in cars while driving. I get so provoked. The concept of "wrong number" is also interesting. You know me in my psychological bent - I especially appreciated the penultimate verse. You certainly dragged me into your world with this one, Chris. Thanks for sharing it with us.