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Modern Life

Modern Life
We are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
Except Monday mornings and Sunday nights.
What are they on about, at this place that I seek
That is supposed open 24/7 days a week.

The pub is open we have an unlimited license,
Let’s have a drink before we go to bed!
I’m sorry we are closed the doors shut at eleven
That’s what the snooty landlord then said.

The helpline is here no matter when 
Give us a call and we can help you then.
Ring, ring, ring, ring, the phone rings on
A tape recording says, “Sorry everyone has gone.”

My car has broken down the man came to fix it
“It doesn’t work” he said sratching his head.
“There a computer on board and I will need to record
All the things that are broken down” he said.

But I need my car; I looked at him hard, 
And he gave me a wizened up frown.
He plugged himself in, then said with a grin.
The computer says it’s fine, the engine is strong.

But the car doesn’t work you toothless little jerk, 
The computer plugged in must be wrong.
“How can it be wrong it says the engine is strong?” he gave me a shifty look
“To be honest missus if it ain’t on the pute, perhaps the answers in a book."

He could find nothing wrong, the onboard computer gave a bong,
But it still said all was okay.
The tow-truck they called out with its ramp and its chains
Now they have taken my poor car away.

Modern life is so frustrating; we have everything at our fingertips
There is 24/7 that does not mean that, and fury does exit my lips.
If its 24/7 and help lines constantly, a car that is run by computer.
Why doesn’t anything work, I feel like the jerk, can somebody lend me a shooter.

I want to blast and to break all technology of late
It’s driving me to drink and distraction
The open all hours pubs are now closed, 
And my car is still out of action.

The bank is closed, the computers just died, 
The telephones gone on the blink
The TV HD, it is fuzzy like me;
I think I’m going to put my head in the sink.

The oven would be better, but its electric not gas
So I don’t think it would work as well
I want to end it all, not practice for the day,
The Grim-Reaper points at me, and sends me to hell.

Therefore, I’ll fill up the sink and put my head in the drink, 
Oh, blast, who is that at the door?
It’s the water board here, we are just making it clear,your water is off for a week.
Typical, I have no car and it is too far
To walk out and jump in the creek.


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  1. Date: 12/3/2012 12:49:00 PM
    Dear Mandy, Hope this fids YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. How about When YOU call the insurance company and they say "Your call is very important to us Please Hold" Superb Write LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal (Young) Liege...Harry-Soup Mail Reply

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 10:54:00 AM
    Hey i think this is my second one i left a comment on, and to my fav too... still like it still very topical!!!!!!

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 12:14:00 AM
    Interesting write, crazy modern life indeed! Everything is at our fingertips like you mentioned but it is still a messy world we live in. It is a good thing that the creek is too far out for you! Thank you for sharing and thank you for checking on my work. Dalila Dalila

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 12/7/2011 1:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the comment and I never really thought of the creek, lifes too intersesting for that. I love looking at other works I can learn that way.x
  1. Date: 12/6/2011 10:48:00 AM
    excellent Mandy, this is awesome, you are so correct, when all these aspect in the poem are analysed, profit is the motivation that drives Modern Life. this is going to my favourites along with you. harry

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 12/6/2011 11:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks harry you are very kind x
  1. Date: 12/6/2011 7:37:00 AM
    I guess we all have those bad days, Mandy. Sometimes the next day is especially nice, as if in compensation. Many congrats to you too : )

  1. Date: 12/5/2011 5:49:00 PM
    Yes, modern tech is not all that it is cracked up to be. I feel your frustration on this for I have days when I feel the same. God Bless Phyl

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 12/6/2011 12:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi not all bad TV remote packed in as well sp gave me some me time x
  1. Date: 12/5/2011 3:29:00 PM
    And then something good happened to you today.

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 12/6/2011 12:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes TV remote packed in and gave me time to replumb the top toilet which I had been putting off because the parts didn't fit. Ordererd on line of course x
  1. Date: 12/5/2011 3:14:00 PM
    Sounds like a bad day or week. Your poetry on the other hand, keep it up- JH

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 12/6/2011 12:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks thats cheered me up x
  1. Date: 12/5/2011 12:18:00 PM
    UH HUH! And just think, it's just getting started. Been there and done that my friend. Do not dig it. Good job here. God Bless, JB

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 12/6/2011 12:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The brighter side, fixed toilet.x