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Smartphone---a Universal Companion: a Satirical Poem

Updated on August 9, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living and a devoted practitioner of many techniques that enhance personal evolution.

I don't own a smartphone and don't know how to use it

I call it high-tech fetishism, for addiction sounds too plain

between all modern gadgets I would never choose it

because it so obviously isn't good for the brain.


It doesn't take a shrink to call it a surrogate friend

or maybe a parent, a co-player, or whoever

while it has become such an insane trend

making us look stupid even when we are clever.


Those incessant monologues sounding like a big deal

on sidewalks, in stores, in public washrooms, and bars

and countless selfies taken with a narcissistic zeal

with texting across the road and disregarding cars.


My special treat is always hearing those cyber-fights

when idiots get so oblivious of all people around

it's one of those precious, irreplaceable sights

watching how they act and hearing how they sound.


I laugh at people's protests about their privacy rights

for you don't have to tap anybody's phone

just follow the idiot for a fifteen minute walk

and you'll know everything about him that's going on.

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