“I” Community


There’s a global community, you can hold it right in your hand,

you can access the world-wide web, tweet or text.

Wi-Fi, broadband, how it all works, I’m not quite sure I  understand,

don’t need a great intellect, as long as I can connect.

3D, High Def, and Imax,

mind addictions, we can’t get our fill.

Want that rush,  that electronic induced climax.

the satisfaction’s, only a temporary thrill.

I-Pad, I-Phone, I want, I want need,

distractions to avoid one on one interactions.

Want it faster and faster; more bytes and bits, more speed,

Windows and Mac, they have their factions.

Check your Instagram and Facebook accounts,

we can’t live without a gadget or device.

The time we  spend with them, it’s staggering amounts,

those inanimate objects, that stimulate and entice.

With them we can communicate, but hardly write or speak,

transfixed to our impersonal screens,

that quickly become obsolete and antique.

The human touch, we’ve forgotten what it means.

tttexting     human

Our every word, conversation and image bouncing through cyberspace,

through networks, IP’s and servers.

From the world over, the largest database,

at your fingertips, just a click and a move of the cursor.

You don’t need a beach or waves when you’re surfing the net,

any game or role you want to play.                                                   inform

every pleasure, every amusement; there’s an outlet,

riding on the swells of the information super highway.

info hgh    surf v

Now we’re prisoners to our technology,

we can’t talk face to face, or look each other in the eye.

“Extra, extra,  blog  all about it”. Email your apology using virtual reality.

When was the last time you looked up at the sky?

engr    look

Our inventions have taken us from the wheel to AI,

how much further can we push the bounds?

On to the next stage; another level, different than the one we now occupy,

a questionable fate awaits, a future that confounds and astounds.

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4 thoughts on ““I” Community

    1. I see that all the time. does anyone even write letters anymore? Every where you go, you see people on their phones. It used to annoy me even more when they talked, texting is some what of a relief, over people screaming in their phones, wanting everyone to hear their business. One is as bad as the other.
      We have come a long way from grunting to writing, and language, the telegraph, and telephone. I wonder what is next. It doesn’t seem to make us any better as human beings.
      Thanks, this was another of my poetry contest entries, based on the,”community” theme.
      I really appreciate your comments. I do not comment so much. I need to work on that, but I am still trying to keep up with my followes works, which is not easy to do. Thanks for reading.

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      1. True, but there is no meeting of the minds. Widespread communication technology has resulted in disunity in the world . I can compare satellites with the Tower of Babel.. Whereas,the building of the Tower of Babel resulted in language confusion. satellite implementation has resulted in another confusion, .. to think, satellites (speed and ease) were.set to be a unification of all influential aspects of life, We still need hard copies, use whiteout, erasers and mail letters while sending e-mails. You”re a poetic philosopher…I love your shares! Have a great weekend! (excuse my errors, please)

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  1. That is true, and something I did not mention. Our technology has really left us in a perillous predicament as regards to actual communicating and the pitfalls that result in our handing of ithis technology Used as a tool, the consequences reverberate on a global scale. It is easy to misuse, and it is sad, because that is the deliberate intent of some. It could be different, but we have to many petty arguments and misunderstandings, some times under the guise of patriotism or religion. If we could use it as a force for connecting and understanding, it would have fulfilled a noble purpose. That being said, on a personal level. I think it isolates us to some degree. Progress truly is a double edged sword. Thanks for your thoughts and views. See this is one good thing about technology, we are engaging in a one on one, which if not for the technology, would not have been possible. I still miss the old days though. Landlines, letters, dinner conversations, a whole generation woll never know that. I make plenty of errors. Have a great weekend as well. I am not doing so well with writing, even though I have so many things started and half completed.

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