Monday, December 19, 2016

A symbol of the times

                                                                                Attribution: Joe Mabel
Engrossed in talking (here)

12 of 13 given words:
card couch cushion lounge grave now
machine volume never symbol groove grind 

It is on the cards
A couch potato snug on the cushions
Having the lounge all to himself
Appears to be a habit in the making

It may seem grave but now rampant
A mean machine and the TV is on
The volume is full blast
Never a dull moment

A symbol of the times
One is in the groove
A world of one's own!

Fingers on the smart-phone
Grinding his teeth one moment
And laughter the next moment
Interspersed with an occasional obscenity
A game in progress most intense
With someone somewhere
but unknown and unseen
Books do not interest them
The youngsters of today

Brenda's Sunday Whirl #278  -  baker's dozen
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #333
Elizabeth's Creativity Challenge
Day 27  -  laughter
Day 28  -  symbol

14 comments:

  1. Winter months ahead; ah but you can read some really good poems from blog friends too

    Happy Holidays Hank

    much love...

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  2. The age of technology is fast impriving.....I can't keep up with it.
    Great post Hank.
    Yvonne.

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  3. It will be a sad world if the only reading kids do is on their phones through texts and Facebook.

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  4. I really hope books will be embraced again.. they can take us to a better world

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  5. The couch seems to be the place of all, youngsters want it all now now now.

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  6. Couch potatoes come in all ages I think. And I hope books never become a thing of the past. Good writing Hank. Have a Happy Holiday.

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  7. It is indeed a different world.
    (seems to me, I heard those words when I was younger)

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  8. "A couch potato snug on the cushions"...ha...these are the exact words to describe them...

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  9. Accurately expressed. I hope books do not fade or get stuck forever in a couch cushion.

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  10. Very true! It still amazes me when I ride my bike and see people walking in nature, looking at their cell phones like zombies.

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  11. Luckily some youngsters are avid readers (my granddughter in fact who reads for hours at night) so all is not lost, except her sleep perhaps.

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