July 18th…“WHAT DO YOU THINK OF TODAY’S MODERN TECHNOLOGY SUCH AS CELL PHONES, KINDLE NOTEBOOKS, E-BOOKS, ETC.?”
POEM – “I Think I’ll Return” by N. Elliott Noorlun
I think I’ll return, To the days of my youth, When telephones hung from the wall,
When talk was the key, To teenager’s glee, Be you short-n-stubby or tall.
If a call was from “her”, You started to purr, And wanted to be all alone,
So long cord you’d fetch, And would make it stretch, Outside you’d go with phone.
At the length of that cord, Choice moments you’d horde, As you talked with darling fair,
Though miles away, You’d take time to say, How you’d love to be close cause you care.
I’ll also return, To a time when I’d yearn, To feel in my hand a real book,
And settle to nook, As I’d delve in that book, For adventures of Old Captain Hook.
There’s magic in books, That cannot compare, To beeps, bells n whistles on phone,
In library’s quiet, There’s no cell phone riot, Just the joys of reading alone.
There’s solitude there, Living under your hair, As you turn each old-fashioned page,
And whatever you glean, Be it boring or keen, Will stay with you and “pay” a good wage.
Even at my age, This ancient old sage, Would benefit from much greater powers,
Instead of the wasting, With skin color pasting, As I zombie on cell phone for hours.
If I took that same time, Kept muscles in line, I know that this tummy’d be flatter,
So I’ll huff n I’ll puff, Till my heart yells “Enough!”, Good health is a serious matter.
All this to say, That someday we’ll pay, Much more than a cell phone bill,
If we fail to be human, We will not illumine, To love others and share His good will.