Below is the poem entitled A Sly Reply which was written by poet
Kearley. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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I was recently invited to a party
and their were quite a lot of people there.
Then it was discovered, I was the only one without a cell phone,
but I didn't really seem to care.
They all enjoyed a good laugh at that simple fact,
me being the only one without one there.
Though when I came with a sly, yet subtle reply
all everyone could do was stare.
I asked, "Why does everyone need one?"
and a woman replied "Well, just in case!"
I said "What, in case you may need to use one?"
"Because one is owned by everyone in the place!"
Then came, "They make your life easier!"
"Not having to remember all the numbers you have amassed."
So I said, "Can you remember your mothers number?"
with a squeamish reply of "No?" We all just laughed.
Sure they may be great for pictures of special times,
like cameras at one time were.
But when it comes to remembering those special needs
that dumbing down can leave you in a blur.
So really we don't all need them
and you can learn to live without them in your life just fine.
I've lived my whole life fine without one,
and you can reach me on my home phone, if you ever find the time.
Danny Boy: 11-27-13