By Patty Lynn
I know we’d all be lost without our cellphones every day,
But those whose phones are well-equipped, I wish they’d find a way
To disengage, talk face to face, when people are around,
Instead of checking, texting, posting, always looking down.
What happened to the art they call, let’s see, communication?
It seems as though the “art of talk” is lost, is on vacation.
So though it’s grand to have that phone and all the things it does.
I’ve got to say, I’d rather have my life the way it was.
Technology, it has its place, computer, tablet, phone.
But I prefer in-person talk than typing all alone.
T is for the length of TIME I’ve wasted on my screen.
E is checking EMAIL as against this wall I lean.
C is for COMMUNICATE that I only do online.
H is for this HABIT that I wish was just part-time.
N is NEVER TALKING to others who’re around.
O is ONLY looking down, not up, but always down.
L is for the LOSER, ‘cause that’s what I’ve become.
O it’s oh, so OBVIOUS that I’m not the only one.
G are GOOD INTENTIONS, to speak much more in-person.
Y is YES, I know this is, a problem, that’s for certain.