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BC Had Greatness

B.C. has been the acronym applied 
for all events before out dear Lord’s birth.
Who knew another god would change the tide
and wield a power of great global worth?

To what do I refer? Or have you guessed
the god to which we each now bow our head?
No matter our religion, all are blessed
with this thing vital as our daily bread.

It took away the jobs of common men
and gave new jobs to geeks. You now must know
this god of our new world, who loves all sin
as well as good, has nothing it won’t show!

I think “Before Computers” seems a way
to say A.D.  became a new B.C.
Now things have changed so much that I would say
that my own past is ancient history!

Before Computers, life was not so fast,
and even in the 90’s I could keep
abreast of news and make my free time last.
High-tech today both makes me thrill and weep!

More time for family, a slowed down pace,
more time for God; I weep for things we’ve lost.
yet thrilled am I to see the human race
now bonding. But we do it at what cost?

Our children growing lazy, rude, and fat
and less connected, addicts to a phone!
To play outside. . . . Do you remember that?
B.C. meant doing more things on your own.

With jobs, our kids and all our lives at stake,
we now embrace our new computer age,.
Omitting our true God is the mistake
that might well do us in; we must be sage!

Recall the values getting left behind
as into this computer age we cruise.
Look back to decades past and you will find
B.C. had greatness that we must not lose.


For Deb's Contest (B.C. = Before Computers)

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  1. Date: 2/15/2013 10:39:00 AM

    Oh brilliant poetry, just love the theme, and a word, about your contest winners,, which seemed to be never ending...,

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 1:52:00 AM

    How bout Before CREEPS at the Federal Reserve and the IMF...Bilderberg GOLDman Sach's CROOKS ....oh yeh...Before CROOKS... too. Their MONEY GODS! ha...Sorry, I spun your fine work....I apologize! Keep producing the WORKS! my best Soup friend!~JOEY 7 up

  1. Date: 8/28/2011 9:20:00 PM

    Hi Andrea, I loved this poem, there are so many good poets on this site and you are certainly one of the best. Thanks for nice comment on "Fairies and Elves"....P.S. I hope with all my heart you get the health insurance you need. Please take care. Lynn Barany

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 9:08:00 AM

    Congratulations Andrea on your win in the contest of Debbie.An interesting write on the theme.

  1. Date: 8/24/2011 6:47:00 AM

    ya know... this made me think... that babies being born these days have parents who never experienced life without cable.. just as I never experienced life without tv.. just as my parents never experienced life without electricity, nor their parents without church,,,,,, wonder what's next? thanks for the splendidly thought-provoking write, and congrats!

  1. Date: 8/24/2011 2:17:00 AM

    you are sweet devil, andie.. what a shift. and here i was imagining something about the usual BC... you got me here, lol.. a most delightful piece!... CONGRATS! :) huggs

  1. Date: 8/24/2011 12:39:00 AM

    I really enjoyed how you took on BC here, Andrea! You sure are right with what you say here, there sure are some pitfalls and how I hope with you, that these values won't get totally be obsolete --this serves as a timely reminder as well-- way to go for this flowing write :) Super congrats and hugs to you-- eep I don't think i would be able to catch up with comments lol :D

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 11:36:00 PM

    I love this new interpretation of BC. Many congrats dear friend for this win and thanks a ton for all those lovely messages. It made my day today.

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 9:03:00 PM

    congratulations on your win Andrea! this poem has a great flow to it. I agree with you that it's both a blessing and a curse to have computers. we should choose to keep the best of both worlds :)

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 4:03:00 PM

    Congrats Andrea on another wonderful winning poem in this contest my friend.. yeah..no hurricane in sight..oh luv today...94 degrees.. wow.. enjoy..

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 3:42:00 PM

    Andrea, this is a very cool take on the acronym B.C. As much as we rely and enjoy computers/internet, there are aspects of B.C. that I hope we don't lose. Great poem here. Congratulations on your win in Debbie's contest~!

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 2:13:00 PM

    Congratulations on your placement in Debbie Guzzi's "AC DC AD BC" contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 1:59:00 PM

    Congrats on your win in this fine contest..Sara

  1. Date: 8/18/2011 10:44:00 PM

    Computers have definitely changed our way of living. Sometime I wonder if our kids would spend more time talking to each other instead of on the computer or cell phones or playing games instead of being social. Might be the downfall in the long run. love phyl

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 11:26:00 PM

    An Excellent entry for the contest Andrea. I don't know how you find the time or inspiration to write so many poems.

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 4:37:00 PM

    Yes Yes Yes...hmmm.! but all the best in the contest...

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 3:28:00 AM

    Love your take on computers, Andrea. They really have changed our lives in many ways and not always for the best - like the children growing fat, rude and lazy. The '90s were a turning point. LOL, I guess we could call AD "Afore De geeks." Clever! Good luck in the contest. Love, carolyn

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 3:01:00 PM

    LOL, clever use of BC. I met Sue on a computer course so I guess computers aren't all bad!

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 1:07:00 PM

    This is a brilliant write from you I think!Should do very good in the contest:)

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 1:56:00 AM

    hi heartie.. congrats on your super win in my contest... can't access soup mail and post blogs, awwwh!... got a new " tourney"; jump in!... this piece of yours is a beauty.. winning wishes! :) hugggs

  1. Date: 8/14/2011 11:59:00 PM

    Andrea,... here to say hi! and read your poem.. and say... lol...... you are not only funny but very mysterious...lol.... wow... i'm still laughing at your sonnet... i don't know the form ~ Now you just confused me... lol.. send me a comment if you are on... my mail will notify me,,,p.d.

  1. Date: 8/14/2011 11:52:00 PM

    wow a great write Andrea .. very interesting and factual and very nice flow in composition style luv.. good luck in both this and John's contest luv..

  1. Date: 8/14/2011 11:37:00 PM

    boy i wish i would have thought of this first. a great piece and how true. but what about Cell Phones, I-pods and all that other modern stuff. I gave up my cell phone in 2003 and guess what the world is still turning. But computers are like anothe god, we do worship them, even though some may not think so. I will put this in my favorites. thank you for commenting on Rite spot, i just found out that my sister told me it was called the Maid Rite, but i will still call it the rite spot.

  1. Date: 8/14/2011 10:48:00 PM

    I love how REAL this poem really is! It's so true. I grew up without computers when I was a child but my father got one in the early 90's so I learned quickly. I knew that this was the future, and I was right! You have illustrated poetically exactly the way of the computer age! I love it! Oh by the way(btw) I am very computer savvy now and use computers every other second at least! Thanks for allowing me to read your fine write!

  1. Date: 8/14/2011 10:38:00 PM

    Hey Andrea, you nailed this one, hon! I am the placement fairy, I wave my magic wand --lala-ta-da--and you now have first place. Here's your ribbon, your tiara, your bouquet. Ooops forgot not my contest to judge. ;-) Laugh, Deb! Still, if I had my way...cheers, hugs, Cyndi- PS- thanks for all the lovely comments- been meaning to catch up with ya! My cheeks pinkened when I saw how much you enjoyed Sex Kitten. THANKS in a BIG way. I needed that smile. Hubby's work in trouble- still smilin' :-)

  1. Date: 8/14/2011 9:39:00 PM

    Hi Anddrea, what a pleasure to read this amazingly crafted verse. I think most with children in this day and age agree with all you said. I would hate to be raising children in this day with all the frightful things going on. Your verse was surely inspired.