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Offline The Matelot

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Ode to the pen
« on: August 06, 2006, 09:12:27 PM »
Hi guys,
This is my first posted poem to the site.
It is Inspired by a little confusion between my girlfriend and I
which I believe to have been caused  by all
the mediums we have to make contact these days

I wrote it in about 20 minutes, so please be gentle ::)
Thanks
Tam


I ponder, though I´m not alone,
of this techno era, its motives and clout,
is it progress, advance, this is unknown.
Should we embrace it in full or shut it all out?
Why do I doubt it? Why should I care?
For the confusion it causes I must be aware.

Melissa is with me, though not in person,
and the distance between us is gauged with our pain.
Compounded by time my ache, it shall worsen
´till our next encounter, ´till I see her again.
Although we are strong, convicted to win
The mind it does wonder, the weaknesses begin.

Negative thoughts, they penetrate deeply
causing suspicion, doubts become fears.
An email today, a method made cheaply,
being misunderstood it all ends in tears.
An SMS you say, it´s quick and it´s brief
it arrives after the phonecall, just to cause grief.

The email is cryptic, it´s the style of the day,
misread causes chaos, upset and confusion.
The telephone line, the white noise it will stay,
misheard raises blood pressure, unneeded tension.
With cellphone technology the SMS is not certain,
trapped on the server its arrival uncertain.

I therefore ponder, I´m not alone,
of this techno era, its motives and clout.
It isn´t progress or advance, this is shown.
Therefore should we embrace it or shut it all out
Why did I doubt it, why did I care?
For the confusion it caused me I am more aware.

So as video killed the radio star,
the mediums of contact has done it again
having killed what was purely immortal by far
the scented paper and the powerful pen.
I therefore ponder, I´m not alone,
of this techno era, its motives and clout.
I like talking to a brick wall, it's the only thing in the world that never contradicts me - Oscar Wilde