West Seattle native’s poem ‘Time Machine’: Just watch it

WSB reader Marcia sent us the link to that poem video recently, with no explanation other than saying poet Austin Mansell‘s parents are friends of hers from West Seattle and she thought it was a “wonderful poem” worth sharing with WSB-land. After watching it, we knew she was right. There’s a twist, so we’re not including “spoilers”; after watching it, if you are interested in finding out more about the author/reader and why he wrote it, click here to read what he told us when we contacted him to find out more. (Turns out he too is a West Seattle native.)

10 Replies to "West Seattle native's poem 'Time Machine': Just watch it"

  • SeaChanty51 March 24, 2013 (5:29 pm)

    Thank you!!

  • shed22 March 24, 2013 (5:40 pm)

    He is a total nerd. I love nerds. Great message. Don’t kill yourselves, kids. Adults. Friends, coworkers, family. While it helps make art, it hurts.

  • Charell March 24, 2013 (5:54 pm)

    Wow. I am touched beyond words. Thank you WSB for sharing. Thank you Austin for creating.

  • miws March 24, 2013 (5:56 pm)

    Thanks Austin, Marcia, and WSB. This is definitely one that everyone should watch…



  • JanS March 24, 2013 (6:30 pm)

    that’s wonderful !

  • SAR March 24, 2013 (11:08 pm)


  • Raymond March 25, 2013 (5:58 am)

    Thanks for posting that!

  • work downtown March 25, 2013 (7:36 am)

    We are very proud of you Austin.

  • Anonymous March 25, 2013 (2:59 pm)

    What a gifted guy. Special message. Thank you.

  • let them swim March 25, 2013 (3:27 pm)

    If this Time Machine helps one person–Thank you Mr. Mansell. I hope it gets out there.

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