Patricia is a retired English teacher who has been writing poetry on many topics in various formats since she was eight years old.
Who's Talking Now?
There once was a time
When people looked at each other
When they spoke...
Were small appliances
Used to forge
And keep in touch...
Not much like the phones of today,
You could say
Like another body part...
For the heart.
There was a time
When it was not
To enjoy reading a book,
Learning to cook,
What you said.
A time when you
In a text.
When writing a letter
Than posting on Facebook
Where everyone shares
And no one
Patricia T Lowe on October 23, 2019:
Thanks so much, Paula and Liz!
Suzie from Carson City on October 22, 2019:
Patricia.....I LOVE your poem!! It speaks to me and validates for me, once again, why I do not have a Facebook account & never will! I want to SEE the people I love. To share with them, face to face. When I say, "Hello," it automatically includes a HUG. I will CALL them or drop them a note but "visit" whenever possible.
Most importantly, my life is NOT an open book, Thank you very much! I am not a famous celebrity, whose every move needs to be publicized..(what a wretched thought!) When I have something I wish to say or a special message to share....it's for someone special...NOT the world wide web!! If you'd like to talk with me, laugh with me or simply see how I'm doing.....Gosh, I'm sorry, but you'll not find me or my life's activities, printed on a screen...........Amen.
Wonderful Poem! Thank you! Peace, Paula
Liz Westwood from UK on October 22, 2019:
I really liked this poem. You have captured the obsession of the current age with digital technology extremely well. The nostalgia resonated with me.
Patricia T Lowe on October 22, 2019:
Thanks, John. I guess it’s obvious that I missed that time, too.
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on October 22, 2019:
You said it all in this well-written poem. I miss that time.