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Communication Frustration

Updated on November 12, 2011

Communication Frustration

I volunteered for this mission...
Whatever was I thinking?
This planet is quite scarey...
its civilization sinking!
I was tasked to learn and study
earthly communications,
The language here is based on
age and local permutations.
The words they choose don't coincide
with the thoughts meant to convey...
More oft than not, their ideas
come out warped by what they say!
Each place and age's lingo
differs with distinction...
and as each does develop,
existing rules fall to extinction!
Their lexicon and grammar,
their syntax and intent...
transform, mutate, and wander
to a student's great torment...
And as technology advances,
language skills seem to decline,
as their dictionaries fail to
evolve what they define.
Yes, whatever was I thinking
when I volunteered to go?
The communication of the earthling
is more confusing than Van Gogh!

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      tnderhrt23 6 years ago

      That's probably why I like him! lol...I relate to him! Once again, thank you, BeyondMax! I appreciate you!

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      BeyondMax 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      I am laughing my head off here =) That's a beautiful piece, Marsha, the sweetest thing =) Hey, hey, why, my favorite Van Gogh, he is not that puzzlesome, just a regular nut like any other =)

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thank you, blaise! I am tickled!

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      Fehl Dungo 6 years ago from close to you...

      Loved this especially the last line lol

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      tilsonititan, thank you very much. I must confess, Epigramman has had a great influence upon my writing, and it was his influence behind this little piece. I am tickled you liked it!

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Really lead the reader and set out an age old problem in just a few lines from an 'alien' perspective. Loved it. Voted up and interesting (due to the point of view you used.)

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thank you, Lorna! I really do appreciate that!

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      Lorna McNerthney 6 years ago from Paducah, KY

      I've always loved your poems! =o)

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Again, thank you, MO...I always appreciate your visits and comments!

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      MysteriousOne 6 years ago

      So true, No_Clue! Awesome!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Lyjo, thanks! I don't know what to do! But I know, if I were an alien, I would be hard pressed to figure out how we humans communicate at all! lol

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thanks, Jo, I really appreciate your read and great comment!

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      lyjo 6 years ago

      Well put...whatever are we going to do?

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 6 years ago

      Really neat. I loved the flow of this poem. Neat how you used Van Gogh to finish it out!

      I voted up! Awesome, funny and interesting! Blessings! :)

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Sunnie Day, thank you, kindly! Epigramman was sitting on my shoulder during this write....

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Really good No clue..I am forever lost...

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thank you, mckbirdbks! I am sure our communication techniques would baffle an outsider...they surely baffle me!

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      mckbirdbks 6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      hahahaha,yes you are correct, very funny


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