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Before Computers

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Before Computers

Do you remember before computers
We actually spoke with each other
We cared whenever our kids got sick
And knew the address of our mother

Today we sit at our laptops all day
Surrounded by dirty old dishes
Wearing clothes from a two weeks ago
Smelling like a kettle of fishes

What is this crazy old world coming to
Lost sight of the things that matter
Like how many kids we had at last count
Or that we're thirty pound fatter!

We sit like a proverbial bump on a log
Our words incoherent and slurred
All kinds of animals are running about
Your pet cat just ate your pet bird

Maybe one day in a decade of two
They'll discover what once was a human
Propped in front of an ancient computer
In his ears petunias will be bloomin'

© Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 11/12/2012 2:27:00 PM
    Jack you forgot the telephone, reader, computer combo thingies... There're becoming like mobile zombies that can't drive or move around without texting it.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/12/2012 5:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sad state of affairs eh Carol! "mobile zombies" great description! Love from Cathie & me to you and your Dad! xxx
  1. Date: 11/12/2012 1:29:00 PM
    Sad tale Jack! I may be that guy, I never thought of myself becoming a flower pot. I guess there could be worse things.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/12/2012 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    However, a very creative flower pot! LOL
  1. Date: 11/12/2012 12:55:00 PM
    Hi Jack you are so right my friend, whereever we go my daughter and son have to tell people on facebook where they are, me I'm only here for the beer, all the best owen

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/12/2012 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL I'm with you good buddy! Have one on me, Jack
  1. Date: 11/12/2012 5:59:00 AM
    Yes it's true Jack .... But without my computer, I had not gotten to know you. - It had been a little less smile and laugh ...... Wish you a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/12/2012 6:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are so so sweet my dear lady from Norway! And I would not have gotten to know you... so long live computers! Love and big big hugs from Canada! xox