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Dark Ages Revisited

If the Dark Ages were to come again
and electricity would cease to exist,
pray tell what'd happen to us?
P'raps it be smart to start a list.

Well I certainty wouldn't be sharing
poetry across the web.
You can bet your bottom dollar!
And if I needed some help on a fence
my smart phone wouldn't do much good.
I'd have to inhale big and give a loud holler!

I guess I'd roll up my sleeves, stick my hand
in the dirt, and plant some veggies.
Yard-work's a royal pain, but I'd have no choice.
Like the class nerd and the unavoidable wedgie.

Suppose I'd give my plasma flat screen
a nice smash with a dusty baseball bat.
After I sweep up the glass, who knows,
it might make a good home for a street cat.

I guess Jolie's double mastectomy
would be off of everyone's mind.
How comical would that be
to crack open a magazine with the headline,
"Twitter reaches 50 million followers
#hash-tag amazing".

Might stare at birds and trees a bit more often,
watch the cows grazing as if it were
quality entertainment.
There'd be downfalls no doubt.
All those Twitter updates
I'd surely lament:

"Sitting on the sofa..."
"Drinking a glass of water..."
"Man, are those leaves starting to pile!"
If I wanted recognition
I suppose I'd have to get off my butt
and do something worthwhile.

Those little dinner's-ready texts
would be a thing of the past.
We'd all be holding hands at the table
like a spell being cast.

You laugh now at the corny jokes,
but these what-ifs leaves your mind to wander.
If the Dark Ages were to come again
I guess imagination would be your
major time-killer... 'specially in the cold winter.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 5/24/2013 9:42:00 AM
Reminds me of the show Revolution. Not sure if you saw it before. It'd definitely be a change if we went back to those days. Families would be closer, in some ways it would be better...in others not so sure... Do you REALLY want to get rid of your iPhone? Lol!
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Caleah Buil
Date: 5/24/2013 1:54:00 PM
HAHA! Yes, I have been called nuts a few times, actually, funny. :P I know, there's a balance with technology and what I hate the most is when people text while talking to me. So.Annoying. Give me a book any day. ;)
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/24/2013 10:45:00 AM
I've never watched the show, but I've heard of it. It looked very intriguing, but at the same time I was trying to cut back on watching so many shows (lol). NO! I don't want to get rid of my iPhone... are you nuts? But, yes families would be closer (we'd have to be closer just to survive). Though I'm affected by technology like everyone else, I take comfort I'm not completely infatuated with it...
Date: 5/24/2013 7:51:00 AM
We would still be writing with pen an paper about the good old days of technology and sending our verse out to the world on the wings of carrier pigeons. Good one Tim
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/24/2013 10:43:00 AM
Richard... your comment was so poetic, haha! I guess we'd still find another way (even if communication was infinitely more difficult).
Date: 5/23/2013 3:10:00 PM
my kind of time I like sometimes living without modern comforts its good to stray out of your comfort zone good pen
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/23/2013 7:57:00 PM
Thank you Linda! I may preach against technology, but at the same time I know I would freak out if I didn't have it... that's unfortunately the way it is. But it's nice to wean yourself off of it now and then... thanks for the comments! :)
Date: 5/23/2013 12:14:00 PM
Man Timothy...you make me feel REAL old...haha..you pretty much just described my every day life...haha..I do have electricity thank goodness..but just got this tablet for Christmas and just learning this web stuff...I grew up as a small child with an outhouse and an outside well in the ground....really! Now I can a lot of my own food and grow it.. anyway....I enjoyed your poem a lot.....:-)
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/23/2013 7:56:00 PM
That's the way my grandma was (not to make you feel even older... lol). She had a cabin in the woods and walked a hundred feet to an outhouse. She had a wood-stove (not an electrical heater)... nor did she have any internet access... it was tough to say the least!