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Modem Man


Frank E Gibbard
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Frank E Gibbard

A dissertation upon a situation:

a commentary on the extraordinary obsession

(finger pressing)

with the possession of mobile devices

grasped by groups of humanity engaging in

(finger pushing)

negation of the once vaunted art of conversation

(finger moving)

transmitting communication of banality

a tawdry oblation of inanity

(over and out)

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Caustic commentary couched.....in humor. Loved this part:

 

transmitting communication of banality
a tawdry oblation of inanity

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Funny stuff Frank. I have to admit to being a finger pusher more and more. So easy to send a text to get a quick response. But reading poems like this makes me want to get back in the game and write some poems of my own.

 

Thanks for the inspiration.

 

~~ Tink

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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Nice Frank! Currently connecting only through finger pushing... not only, but mostly banal!

 

Loved it!

 

Juris

thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules.

 

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  • 2 weeks later...
David W. Parsley

Nice shooting, Frank - you got me! I definitely resonate with this humorously framed lament for lost interpersonal connections.

 

- Dave

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Communication of banality?!? They're tweeting to their millions of followers and fans, Frank!

 

The "Modem Man" title is terrific. It evokes an interesting sight-slant rhyme without saying/displaying it: "modern man."

 

Tony

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