ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Lonely World

Updated on March 30, 2011

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.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Mrs. J. B. profile image

      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 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!

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

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

    • Mrs. J. B. profile image

      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 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

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      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!!

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

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

    • dallaswriter profile image

      dallaswriter 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

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

    • profile image

      Rick Rudd 

      7 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.

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      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

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      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

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      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

    • profile image

      Rick Rudd 

      7 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.

    • epigramman profile image

      epigramman 

      7 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!

    • CMerritt profile image

      Chris Merritt 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

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

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)