Humorous Poem

New Technology And Old People

As I grow older, I find that technology gets more and more frightening, every day. Maybe I should go live in the woods.

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Just a note of appreciation to Mr. Cotton. My 10-year-old son selected this poem for his poetry recital (google search: funny poems over 1 minute) and won first place out of over 200...

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Smart Phone - Dumb User

Rick W. Cotton © more by Rick W. Cotton

Published: December 2017

My new phone is "smart." I guess that I'm not.
Amazing what all this here smart phone has got.
TV and Weather and Internet, too.
There's just no limits to what it can do.
Check my blood pressure and my temperature
Without even probing all my apertures.
I now know the time in Paris or Greece.
I can track the migration of thousands of geese
Or find Chinese food; it's here on this map.
Oops, my finger just slipped, now where was that at?
A camera...a CAMERA! Now I can take shots
Of everyone I know (who'd rather I not).
Push this here button and take me a "selfie."
(If it had a nose would this thing take a "smellfie"?)
Email to pester with, video to shoot,
Maps to drive 'round with, wow that's a hoot!
A compass to guide me home if I'm lost.
Thank God work paid for this thing (what it COSTS!).
The things that it does would amaze Mr. Bell.
What he would have thought of it, no one can tell,
But one question's still stuck in my middle-aged craw.
Despite all the gizmos that strike me with awe,
They're fun and they're useful and "techy" and all
...But how do I just simply make a phone call?

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  • A Perez by A Perez
  • 8 months ago

Just a note of appreciation to Mr. Cotton. My 10-year-old son selected this poem for his poetry recital (google search: funny poems over 1 minute) and won first place out of over 200 children. The poem received head nods, laughter, and compliments on being unique. Thank you for helping bring poetry to a younger generation and helping pass on the power words can bring!

You are most welcome! I am so glad for him, and thank you for the feedback and support!!!!

  • Lucy N Baker by Lucy N Baker
  • 2 years ago

Been there, done that with my grandparents, but they figure things out eventually with the help of their grandchildren.

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