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I Am A Fan


Left In A Corner

Years ago I was the center of attention

I had one job and everyone knew it

I was here to take your mind off the heat

Now I am outmatched by the a cooler fellow

i give people a quick fix

Until the air conditioners kick in

I use to come in all shapes and sizes

I was showing off all my goods

Proudly displayed in every room

Bring on those hot summer days

Metal was the way to go

I would work all day and then later on at night

I made so many people happy

Turn me on with just a flip of a switch

Years later I am all fancy and sleek

I come in many different speeds and colors

Part plastic, part metal

A push of a button

Someone even created a timer

For when I go on and when I can turn off

What will they think of next ?

I am lighter, faster and whisper quiet

My blades our curved in such a way

I deliver maximum air

They even made me smaller and more compact

Now you can put me on any desk

My ancestors wouldn't believe we have come this far

Some fans cost near one hundred dollars ?

Back in the day it was a weeks pay

We have come along way


DREAM ON (author) on August 21, 2018:

Chitrangada Sharan Fans are part of our lives. They may only be a distant memory or still used often. To be a fan is to be something special and you can make many people happy all at the same time. I don't hear anyone say oh I dislike fans so much. They make me mad every day. They make me want to cry. Instead they bring a touch of cool air and a refreshing breeze to our bodies. Thank you so much for appreciating a fan. Welcome to the Fan Club. Where everyone is our greatest fan.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 20, 2018:

Very cool poem about fans! What a creative mind, you have to write about a fan!

You reminded me of the older days. I still love the fan. Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem.

DREAM ON (author) on August 13, 2018:

Gypsy Rose Lee I like when I sit at the laptop and have the fan blowing on me. We had a break in the weather rain for the past few days. How are you doing? Thank you so much for reading and commenting. Have a beautiful day.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 11, 2018:

When the AC acts up the big floor fan comes one. Actually when the weather is not so hot I prefer the softer blowing air of the fan than the colder and more forceful air from the AC

Shannon Henry from Texas on August 09, 2018:

Haha. I'll gladly be a member of your fan club, pun intended. :) Sleep well.

DREAM ON (author) on August 09, 2018:

Shannon Henry Thank you so much for reading and making writing fun. You are officially the first member of my Fan Club. Welcome and may the breeze always make you feel good. I think there will always been a need for those wonderful, beautiful fans. If I may leave you with one final thought fan on ... Have an awesome night.

Shannon Henry from Texas on August 09, 2018:

I do like fans. I sleep with one on every night. Plus, it's been over 100 degrees here for a good part of the summer and having a fan on helps keep it a little cooler inside during the day even though the AC is on.

DREAM ON (author) on August 09, 2018:

Shannon Henry I am still mixed on this one. I have another version not finished yet. I might just add it in and see if I can make the hub even more appealing. My mind has changed a few times. Thank you so much for your support and comments. I hope you are staying cool in Texas. It would be nice if you were a fan of fans. But I totally understand. I myself have two air conditioners and two fans. The air conditioners keep it cool the fans help direct the cool air in every room. Have a beautiful day.

Shannon Henry from Texas on August 09, 2018:

Good one. When I read your title, I thought I would be reading about something or someone you are a fan of. Instead, I read about a literal fan.

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