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Touch Screen

We used to click without clicks
We embraced and bumped fists
We killed time on the side walk
We saw each other just to talk 

We used to ink messages
We used to sniff paper carrying messages
We used to wrap love letters in envelopes
We used to post them with trust and hope

We used to laugh out loud with joyous elation
We now laugh out loud with the alphabet and animation
We used to walk to each other or phone
We now login, time out and we are gone

Something about us has faded away
Faded away into yesterday
But we feel the loneliness, when the keyboard comes on
We still have the previous fondness of a real companion

Our words get synchronised into digits
Our emotions picturised into emojis
Our thoughts desperate for another’s likeness
Our connectedness inspired by our biases

We are on different ends of a line
We are lusting for someone alike
We are slowly losing a grip of our minds
As we feed on prejudices and likes

We’ve capture the best of us for the world to admire
We’ve detached the rest of us, for what we’re enticed to aspire
How much of us can we channel from within
If we have lost ourselves on the touch screen

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 5/30/2018 9:27:00 PM
Such a splendid poem, Michelo... Please read my new poem EXPECTED EUPHORIA.... Thanks....
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Michelo Mweetwa
Date: 5/31/2018 12:02:00 AM
Didn't expect that. Thank you.
Date: 4/27/2018 3:21:00 PM
Michelo, if you want to consider entering this poem in a contest, I recommend the one named 'Tunnel Vision' at the link below. Maybe retitle you poem 'Touch Screen Tunnel Vision'. I think it would have a good chance for placement. You can copy and paste the link. Sandra https://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry/contests/tunnel_vision_11254
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Date: 4/27/2018 3:15:00 PM
Such a great poem, Michelo! You are so right! I agree with everything you said and you have conveyed it so well in your amazing Ballad. I see you are fairly new to Poetry Soup. Welcome! Sandra :)
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Michelo Mweetwa
Date: 4/27/2018 6:30:00 PM
I am flattered, especially after checking out some of your skillful work!