Poetry

Text messaging

by Russ Priestley

Inspired by a news item: "1700 text
messages per day by teen-agers."

It seems to me so ridculous
That teens are so meticulous
And needing to text so much
To be so constantly in touch.

The innocence of babes is showing
the ignorance of facts foregoing.

Facts of operators and the party line
where I could answer a call not mine.

Dial phones, then the handy portable
All at a price that was affordable.

Teens gripping cells in History class
for a test they're determined to pass.
They'll all text, "Whoinhell
was Alexander Graham Bell?"


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