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Below is the poem entitled Disturbed which was written by poet ilene bauer. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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There is no peace or quiet
Now that cell phones do abound.
It’s rare to find a place to sit
Where voices don’t resound.

Entire conversations,
Which were private long ago,
Make me privy to more info
Than I’d really like to know.

From discussions with a rabbi
To a chat with an M.D.,
Every detail’s in the open,
With no heed for you or me.

So I sit here by the river
And remember back to when
I could read a page and have no need
To read it all again.

But when cell phone calls are blaring,
Concentration bites the dust
And what I’d hoped to accomplish
Is, annoyingly, a bust.

Yet I bite my lip in silence
As I try to stay above it,
‘Cause what I would like to say is,
“Kindly take that phone and shove it!”

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 7/11/2013 3:20:00 PM
    People can annoy us in so many ways. Modern consternation leaves wanting good ole days. I would go on with what I think about them one by one. But that might be too much for some and they might have a gun.

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 5:40:00 AM are right, my least they could try to lower their voices or something!!! Oh well, hope you get to read in tranquility, my dear. Hugs! :)

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:39:00 PM
    ilene your poetry is amazing, always so topical, and you write it the way it is, you are an inspiration here on soup.

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 5:20:00 PM
    Nicely does get annoying in waiting rooms etc.

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 3:25:00 PM
    - Well written, Ilene! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 2:49:00 PM
    Love your poem!Thanks a lot for always commenting on my poems.