I Wrote Today
The Right to Write
I wrote a letter by hand today
And the pain I feel just won't go away
It was about a page, or maybe more
Looks like my handwriting walked straight out the door
The day of using paper and pen
Is something we see only now and then
It was something we used alot in the past
When our cursive speed seemed so fast
Quick and Easy Communication
Letters from the past
But the computer has replaced our handwriting today
It is something definately around to stay
An email is fast and a text message is oh so quick
This instant communication is making me sick
No longer do we ever get that letter in the mail
That traveled at a speed much slower than a snail
We no longer have penpals - friends we never really met
We only knew them through the mail we sent
Now a days the computer handles it all
And that is where handwriting started to fail
We can type at speeds faster than light
Our fingers dancing on the keyboard is certainly a sight
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Yet when it comes to writing out letters by hand
Some people are more of a computer fan
They pop open the window and type some words fast
Pushing their handwriting much further in the past
Even handwritten grocery lists are hardly seen any more
A list from the computer is what is pulled out at the store
When we wish to send a letter in an old-fashioned type way
We use the computer and type it today
And even though now we send our letters with ease
Don't forget about your handwriting please
I would like to take the opportunity to dedicate this piece of poetry to a real good friend of mine, RealHousewife. She is the inspiration behind this piece after she had sent me The Ugly Pink Package as a housewarming gift.
Her generosity was overwhelming and I decided to writer her out a Thank You card to show my appreciation. I also had all of my children write a letter to her as well (with the exception of the youngest who would probably only chew on the pencil!)
Upon writing her a letter, I realized how bad my handwriting has actually gotten because of all the time I spend on the computer. Not to mention, how bad my hand actually hurt. I don't write much of anything by hand anymore. However, I found it is an important thing to keep in practice of so when you need to actually write something, somebody else can actually read it. Not only was my hand hurting afterwards, but I felt good about sending a Thank You card the old-fashioned way.
Once again - this is just another way to tell RealHousewife Thank You for your generosity! So, if you get a chance, check out her stuff. Not only is she a great person, but she has written some absolutely fabulous stuff. (Just make sure to leave a comment here first!)