Sunday, May 22, 2011

Angry Birds Obsessed

When I was young, the mother of a friend,
played video games while she was at school.
Occasionally to the house she would tend.
Mostly that was the exception to the rule.
Frowned upon by others equally distracted by Soaps,
those addicted to Oprah, and even sad lonely mopes,
because she wasted hours playing games
to enjoy days and forget about trouble.
It's funny to think that she was called names
'cuz now gaming pride's more than double.

Angry Birds is extremely popular to all ages
for the simple yet pure joy of destruction.
We strive for three stars at all stages.
Time Away = Happiness Reduction
To announce the game in Spain they built
a real life Angry Birds you couldn't tilt.
Explosions bearing digital resemblance
rained debris on the crowd below.
I think a TV show bearing it's semblance
would be quite a fun participatory show.

I hope we're right to say it could improve
memory, logic and problem solving skills.
If not a government ban will have to remove
our access as they do to addictive pills.
They can't expect us to willfully abstain.
From catapulting birds I won't refrain!
Next you know we'll need support groups
for Angry Bird Addicts in recovery.
Do you love the game or think it's an oops?
Or have you yet to make the discovery?

© Rachel Hoyt 2011.  All rights reserved.

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  1. congrats on the award for poetry.

    I have never understood the passion for angry birds. oh well...

  2. I enjoy reading your blog and congrats on the award :)

  3. keep rhyming,
    thanks for the acceptance and nomination.

  4. @BornStoryteller - I've played Angry Birds a few times. I find it to be fun, but not addiction worthy. :)

    @Y - Thanks!

    @Jingle - I will definitely continue to rhyme. Thanks for your contest and award hosting time. :)

  5. I knew this was a big deal when my retired father started to play it...his first attempt at a video game!

  6. Glad you got some of the recognition you deserve! Keep up the awesome blog!

  7. Congratulations on receiving the award!

  8. ha. glad this one did not grab me as i know a few that are surely addicted...

  9. @Old Ollie - Yep. That describes it's "dominion" well. :)

    @Andy - Thanks!

    @Brian - Yeah, I'm glad it didn't hook me either! I've played four times since I downloaded it. Their powers are useless on me! LOL

  10. hahahha.. I have been there myself, Rachel! In the angry birds mania zone, I mean! :) Kinda like the game myself...
    But like you said, I won't be too surprised if there are support groups and rehab centers for addicts.. or maybe even an ABA (Angry Birds Anonymous!)

    Loved the topic you chose, girl... trendy, fun and thought provoking too!

  11. I enjoyed your poem, but I don't get the obsession with those Angry Birds. My husband's played it a little and tried to get me to play, but I lasted under a minute. Hated the game.

  12. enjoyed reading the poem... angry bird is really an addictive game :)

  13. Congratulations on your poetry award, you deserve it! Your blog has to be one of the most unique I have stumbled upon since I started blogging.:)

    As for Angry Birds, I think I'll pass and stick with my Bejeweled Blitz and Hidden Object games.

  14. @Kavita - I'm glad you enjoyed the topic. I've been thinking about writing about Angry Birds for a while. :)

    @MadKane - LOL. Well, I lasted longer than you. I think I played for a few hours the first night I downloaded... and for 2 other 15 minute sessions since then. :)

    @Rajlakshmi - I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for visiting!

    @Wanda - Aw, thanks! I'm glad you feel my blog is that unique. :)

  15. Aaaahhhh angry birds - the tablet introduced me to it and I never knew I could be so destructive lol. But no not addicted too much to write to have time for it. Thanks for your blog it is a pleasure :-)

  16. @Bee - I've been finding myself wanting to play it more lately... but I still don't have much time. :)


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...