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A Sly Reply

I was recently invited to a party
 and their were quite a lot of people there.
Then it was discovered, I was the only one without a cell phone,
 but I didn't really seem to care.

They all enjoyed a good laugh at that simple fact,
 me being the only one without one there.
Though when I came with a sly, yet subtle reply
 all everyone could do was stare.

I asked, "Why does everyone need one?"
 and a woman replied "Well, just in case!"
I said "What, in case you may need to use one?"
 "Because one is owned by everyone in the place!"

Then came, "They make your life easier!"
 "Not having to remember all the numbers you have amassed."
So I said, "Can you remember your mothers number?"
 with a squeamish reply of "No?" We all just laughed.

Sure they may be great for pictures of special times,
 like cameras at one time were.
But when it comes to remembering those special needs
 that dumbing down can leave you in a blur.

So really we don't all need them
 and you can learn to live without them in your life just fine.
I've lived my whole life fine without one,
 and you can reach me on my home phone, if you ever find the time.

Danny Boy: 11-27-13

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  1. Date: 12/26/2013 10:50:00 PM
    Ooh this is a good one Dan with a good message to those who bury themselves in their phones. I wrote one on similar lines called equal time, goes right along with this. Always great to read your stuff my friend, happy holidays,Carl

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 7:52:00 AM
    Marry Christmas my dear is an honor to refer to you as a friend,world is much better place with you in it.May Christmas blessings be upon you and your family in every aspect of your life's.Marry Christmas,love Ismeta-Ivy

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 8:44:00 PM
    You have covered the cell phone blight on our lives well. These gadgets have become as much of an addiction as many of drugs of choice for so many folks. Nicely done.

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 6:38:00 PM
    I, too, do not have a cell phone, although I used to. Love the insight, and the rhyme scheme.

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 3:33:00 AM
    Cute, Dan : ) Nice rhyming as always, my friend. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 12/7/2013 3:25:00 PM
    Hi Dan don't need one billy no mayes that's me still like to socialise face to face, except with my friends on the soup, have a great Christmas and a better new year my man, all the best Big O

  1. Date: 11/30/2013 3:25:00 PM
    - Wish I did not have one ..... (That's me being called if there is something wrong with my father - or he needs help - I have 24 1/2 hours guard in the a day :)))) - The mobile phone is with me in the bathroom, in the car, in the garden, on the bed ..... always ..... and my number is: 9999999999999999 :))))) -> all day! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/28/2013 7:09:00 PM
    Great write on cell phones and some of their phoniness. Then, people are playing or texting or whatever on the dumb things while at a party. Uggh!

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 8:07:00 PM
    super funny! cell phones are not a necessity!