Friday, 29 August 2014

Becoming Remote

Life's a struggle; each day's new
Challenges crop up – what's to do?
Odd things happen – unexpected
Plans that seemed fine – are rejected.

There's always something one forgets
Like a corner where the dust collects
You leave without your purse or keys
Or forget a date – or all of these!

Life isn't simple – it's complex
Computers suffer virus threats
Are sales on eBay to be trusted?
On-line banking – often busted!

Postcards don't sell - we use email
Creating an electronic trail;
I've had no letters for a while
I miss the postman's cheery smile.

Human values count for such a lot
But our sad world has lost the plot
Technology sweeps much away
Life's faster, yes - but tinged with grey...

(c) Poet in the woods 2014

1 comment:

  1. Hits the nail on the head. Have recently stopped Facebook and decided to send postcards instead.