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The Oxymoron of Social Networking: A Poem

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?

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Remember?

There once was a time

When communication

Was conversation...

When people looked at each other

When they spoke...

No joke!

Where phones

Were small appliances

Used to forge

Alliances

And keep in touch...

Not much like the phones of today,

Attached

You could say

Like another body part...

A replacement

Perhaps

For the heart.


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There was a time

When it was not

A crime

To enjoy reading a book,

Learning to cook,

Planning ahead...

To mean

What you said.

A time when you

Actually did

Speak

Rather than

Seek solace

In a text.

A time

When technology

Was not

Prime...

When writing a letter

Was better

Than posting on Facebook

Where everyone shares

And no one

Really

Cares.

Humanity?

Insanity.




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