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ON A DIFFERENT WAVELENGTH: Reena’s Xploration Challenge #272

For this week’s Xploration Challenge Reena has encouraged us to: “choose to do any of the following.”:

  1. Choose at least two words from the above in your piece.
  • Guess the theme and use it.
  • Use synonyms of two words in case these words do not appeal to you

Or use the theme and/or words in any other manner you like.”

I have chosen the words: “wavelength“; “trance” & “hypnosis“. Below lies my contribution to the prompt, hope ye enjoy the read! πŸ€žπŸ™πŸ˜πŸ“–


I came into the sitting room
And turned on the radio
I then adjusted the dial
Till it arrived at my favourite station
(That played hits from the 70’s & 80’s)
It was smack bang in the middle of
Video Killed the Radio Star
Blasting out over the stereo
With it’s own thumping hypnotic beat
If was infectious
Or at least I thought so anyways.
It just left my daughter
In a turned off; trance like state
She sighed
That bored; uninterested sigh
Mumbled “this is rubbish”
Under her breath
And turned off the radio
“Hey” I said
But it was too late
By this stage she had
Plugged her headphones into her I-phone
And turned up the volume
Then again,
We never were on the same wavelength
Were we love?

Should you wish to participate in the prompt then you can access it through the following link below: πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ˜πŸ˜


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  1. The poem is a perfect look at the dynamic between generations! We were lucky that our sons were immersed in our music and loved it! They had a “mix tape” of Beatles songs that they took to school – everyone thought they had found a cutting edge band and were impressed… They just rolled their eyes. To this day The Beatles, Jethro Tull, and Queen are among their favorites! I’m sorry your daughter doesn’t appreciate your tunes.

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    1. Beatles and Queen, now you can’t go wrong with anything from them! πŸ‘πŸ˜β€οΈ It’s brilliant that your sons enjoyed and still enjoy you and your husband’s music! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜ I’m afraid in this case I used some artistic license and manufactured a story for the sake of the poem. Ha! πŸ˜›πŸ˜‰πŸ˜


    1. Ha! I bet it is! πŸ‘πŸ˜‚ This was very loosely based on fact I that I do like Video Killed The Radio Star but my daughter’s musical tastes aren’t that refined…. Yet! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜›πŸ˜›Thanks very much Bridgette, delighted you enjoyed it! πŸ™πŸ˜πŸ˜Š

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