Lonely World

Oh Silly Me

Could Life Be Simpler?

Sitting here in my lonely world,

of Internet banking and credit card terms.

I am very amused at what I see,

but understand I don't, oh silly me.

Give me back those days of old,

when deals were made and stories told,

of how a neighbour helped you out,

in a crisis without a doubt,

so much simpler to talk to a friend,

instead I have cramp in my finger ends,

Computers are all well and good,

especially for all the young pups,

who sit with phone glued to their ears,

and do not listen to their peers.

Once older than forty along with greying hair,

comes a shadow of life that once you shared,

with a bright young thing all full of voice,

but now it appears the only choice,

is to break nails and concentration,

whilst using the computer to make your bacon.

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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Netts: I will always read and comment on all your hubs!!! An ATTEMPT at POETRY?? READ my rain crap a few more times... OH you are so ahead and fabulous with poetry.. READ my rain poem again... PURE poop!


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland Author

Leelee my friend, glad you enjoyed this poem, one of my better attempts I think. Am still practising. x


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Netts.. So well written and filled with nothing but truths. We the over 40 group really had better childhoods. I related to what no longer exsists and is now just a cherished memory


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland Author

Rick, my brave young man, yes I can call you that because I am middle aged, the old grey matter is tired but not dead yet lol I will try not to get left behind by you young wippersnapper's (gosh long word) and I promise I will stay in the swing cause it's hip to be square!!


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland Author

Hi dallas, not recently, but hey it's better to be known for that than nothing at all lol


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dallaswriter 5 years ago from North Carolina

Have I told you how much I love your sarcasm ( I think I spelled that wrong) oooopppsss!!!


Rick Rudd 5 years ago

Yeah, it's quite frustrating to see baby boomers shy away from new technology and just "get their kids to do it". The more you turn your back on these things, the harder it's going to be to catch up. You just have to rise with the occasion or you'll get left behind.


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland Author

Hi Rick, well if I didn't feel old before I sure do now lol You young uns should be taking pity on us older generation, helping us to keep up with the times. For me it is like pinning the tale on the donkey lol


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland Author

epi, thank you for stopping by. I have my hankie at the ready, you are always so encouraging with your comments and I admire you from the bottom of my heart. x


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland Author

CMerritt, we speak again, and I am so pleased that you related to this hub. It is sure nice to know I am not the only technology blunder lol


Rick Rudd 5 years ago

It must be hard trying to adapt to a new technological revolution changing society so quickly, especially when you can't help but stand by and watch new generation suck the tit of the digital era without even opening their eyes.


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epigramman 5 years ago

....well the hub will never be a lonely world as long as you keep rewarding us with terrific writing and provocative thinking like this - you speak the poetic truth through your wit and clarity!


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

Excellent...I can relate to this one spot on.

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