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A New Age Kerfuffle

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A New Age Kerfuffle

Addicted to modern technology you say?
Nah, I could live without my Mac
Well, at least for maybe an hour or so
Before a withdrawal attack

First thing in the morning you'll find me here
Surfing and learning new things
Opening up and exploring new horizons
An amazing experience it brings

Text books and encyclopedias used to do it
The source for all my new learning
Today they've become much less important
The tide is definitely turning

Farewell to novels you held in your hand
Sadly they're becoming obsolete
No more sitting and reading by the seaside
With waves lapping at your feet

So say goodbye to how life used to be
Must adapt or get lost in the shuffle
Open your computer and start surfing away
Or wind up in a new age kerfuffle!

© Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 10/6/2012 11:11:00 AM
    I l-o-v-e computers... on more white out and retyping the page! But I know I'm probably in trouble, for I must always have a book in hand!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/6/2012 11:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am actually losing the ability to write in longhand! LOL Was a graphic designer before retiring three years ago... computers extended my career by about 15 years! Love Jack xox
  1. Date: 10/4/2012 2:59:00 PM
    i like this poem and agree that things are changing and we have to get used to the changes but i will always enjoy holding a book in my hands (a REAL book!) and turning the pages...

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/4/2012 3:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I wholeheartedly second the motion Ilene! Love and big hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 10/4/2012 10:37:00 AM
    Gets harder to adapt as we get older, excellent write. Enjoyed the read.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/4/2012 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You sure have that right... I was on top of it not that long ago! It sure has gotten ahead of me!
  1. Date: 10/4/2012 7:16:00 AM
    Jack ; You are so right. It is a whole different world of what it used to be and we have to be willing to change with it, only i think that some things should never change. Have a great day. Lucy

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 10/4/2012 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    At times, at my age, I'm ready to just sail off into the sunset! LOL Love and happy thoughts, Jack