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A Modern Curse

I do not like your mobile phone. I do not like its ringing tone. I do not like it here nor there; I do not like it any where. I do not like it on a plane, nor when I’m on a crowded train; not in a bus, not in a car, not even in a crowded bar. I do not want to hear it ping or, even worse, Madonna sing. I do not like the sound of pop; that wretched noise has got to stop. So let me make this mighty clear, your phone, I do not want to hear. And, should it ever start to ring, I’ll come and smash the wretched thing. ~
'On the Loose' Contest for G.Rix

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  1. Date: 11/25/2012 7:11:00 AM
    A simple poem that instantly lead me to Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham. The rhyming makes it feel light and easy even if you're talking about a curse and modern noise.

  1. Date: 11/25/2012 4:26:00 AM
    Sounds like my first day speech to my freshman class in English 101....

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 5:13:00 PM
    Charles, , congratulation with your featured poem of the week. God Bless, you and your family during the holidays,, always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 10:17:00 AM
    Love this!!!!!!!

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 11:39:00 AM
    Not only Susical but an humerous account of a frustration I share.. Nicely done

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 5:46:00 PM
    Congrats on your win. Great verse. It put a giggle in my breath while reading your poem. Sending smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 3:08:00 AM
    CHARLES,, stopping by to wish you a SWEET VALENTINE.. AND A WONDERFUL , congratulations... ON your wonderful win In this awesome contest. Enjoyed ;-) . have yourself a wonderful valentines. @lways & @lways *xox~PD

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 2:04:00 PM
    You certainly did capture the style of the good doctor. Congratulations on the placement in this contest. Mike

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 11:21:00 AM
    Congratulations to you on your placement in Gwen's "Dr. Seuss" contest Charles. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 1:29:00 AM
    Oh yes this is good you capture Dr Seuss style here. Well done and Congratulations x

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 10:52:00 PM
    Ha! You did smashing with this dedication to Dr. Seuss. Sincerely. This is entertainment! Congratulations on your win in Gwendolen's contest!

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 8:24:00 PM
    Congrats. on your special winning poetry Charles, love,vie

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 2:32:00 PM
    This one really hit home with me. Cell phones are complete and utter noise pollution...the kid judges loved the rhyme and giggled along..The laugh meter had the final say. And yes, NO MADONNA RING TONES!! A wonderful and fun sing song kind of entry. Congrats to you~Gwendolen

  1. Date: 1/29/2012 9:59:00 AM
    CHarles, I LOVE how you did yours. You really stuck to a good metered parody of Green HAm and Eggs. I was trying that approach but could not keep to that particular meter and ended up with one of my own. I think this would be great if it were extended even longer! When you introduced pop, I expected you to begin writing about other annoying sounds, not just the dang cell phones!! I sure enjoyed this.

    Clive Avatar Charles Clive
    Date: 1/30/2012 3:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Do you suddenly find, when you are pootling about, a word or phrase that rings a bell? 'Yes', you think, 'I could play with this'? And sometimes it works. But then at other times, no matter how hard you try, it ends up as a dogs breakfast? Charles.
  1. Date: 1/28/2012 10:50:00 AM
    I agree with you, Clive. Ringing phones drive me nuts. This is excellent, just like a Dr. Seuss rhyme. Best wishes in the contest. Love, Kim

    Clive Avatar Charles Clive
    Date: 1/29/2012 2:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. It is a comfort to know I am not alone!
  1. Date: 1/28/2012 4:53:00 AM
    this is wonderful and very clever! good luck in the contest.

    Clive Avatar Charles Clive
    Date: 1/29/2012 2:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. Fingers crossed! Charles.