Even Though: Poem
Even though we have IPODS,
sometimes I just want to listen to a CD, all the way through, without shuffling.
Even though we have McDonalds,
sometimes I want to hunt and kill and cook my own hamburger.
Even though we have TV preachers,
sometimes I want to wake up early, get dressed in my Sunday finest, drive, sit, stand, listen, greet, sit, stand, and hail with the general public.
Even though we have cars,
sometimes I want to walk.
Even though we have ebooks,
sometimes I prefer the real thing because I like the way they smell and I like the way they feel under my fingers.
Even though children exist,
sometimes I want to be able to buy some damn eggs or ride on the damn train or look at the damn zebras without having to hear, see or smell them.
Even though we have airplanes,
sometimes I want to walk.
Even though the music kids listen to sucks now,
sometimes I catch myself listening to it, and even enjoying it and then loathing my hypocrisy.
Even though we have calculators,
sometimes I want to use a pen and scratch paper and exercise my brain.
Even though there’s more—so much more—that could be said
sometimes I choose not to say it.
all rights reserved. copyrights Justin W. Price, October 2011
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