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