Dysfunctional Communications


Dysfunctional Communications

We live in a world, where we don’t have to speak,
It’s all computer-generated communications,
And one can even attach cameras if they want a peek,
Of the person to whom they have friendly relations,
Nowadays we don’t even have to step outside,
To gather and hoard loads of friends,
For we can attract them with our applied,
Computer friendly applications!

With the arrival of Vent, WhatsApp and of course Skype,
Which are forms of Internet telephones,
We can catch up on the gossip and the hype,
Without ever even leaving home,
I remember the days, well before the likes of Facebook,
Bebo, Twitter and other such ‘friend drawing’ gadgets,
When socialising was considered a great hook,
For the likes of those who were against high tech!

But now, well it’s the dawning of a new age,
For if not lured in by the likes of boring soaps,
We busy ourselves on our computers backstage,
Pretending that we are communicating with our aps,
Often wonder what would happen, if suddenly they were gone,
And people had to again talk to each other directly,
Would they actually have the courage to leave home?
And more importantly, would they speak correctly?

Or would they be searching around for some kind of tool,
In which to help them boost their confidence,
Maybe, they would just stare, dribble and drool,
Puzzled as to what was expected, and seek out assurance,
Personally l think it’s the children that would suffer,
At the lack of the ability to understand,
That before computers was around as a buffer,
Actually talking to each other was the first true language of man!

And before being attacked for my opinion,
Yes l too am equally as much to blame,
I also hide behind my computer in territorial dominion,
And write as l do under an avatar name!
Yes, l use this intelligent gadget to speak too,
For it’s an unsafe world out there you know,
And l don’t even know you,
To me, you are just another Jane or John Doe!

© Rory Matier 2012


Images courtesy Pixabay



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  1. Yep, us old folks would do much better if all the gadgets died. It makes me laugh to see one of my daughters with a group of their friends all together in a room and no one is talking. They’re all just staring at their phones.😲😂

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    1. I know, l have an old block of a mobile phone, 4 functions send message, receive message receive phone call, make phone call, it’s all l need for a mobile phone in fact l am pretty sure that was the original purpose. To be be more mobile and keep talking at the same time.

      Now it’s mostly stare at phone, sometimes talk??


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