Academic12 Sorry, I was looking for the "Hobby" section as read Scope are doing features on it?
I'm a local poet in the Dorset area and this is my piece for a competition for my first paid slot at the Mary Shelley theatre in Oct but its going out firstly at Chaplains in Boscombe 7.00 - 10.00 Tues 11th Sept, if you are local or can get transport it would be great to see you, I'm performing along side 20 awesome poets so wish me luck if you will!!
Hi all, you know I think if we can't take a proverbial “pop” at our modern day "technological dependency" at times, then it must have become altogether too “precious” for comfort, here's my take on just one aspect
I'm in Love... with my Mobile... Phone
Across a crowded ..internet cafe
We met... quite unexpectedly.. one day
Your hi tech screen … sort of … glinting at me
Distinct...and yet distant
And ME … glancing back at you
Not really knowing what to say
For you.... were deluxe and devine.. Delicously defined
And OOH,... so... technically...refined
You let me take endless photos
Upon your slim, slick and sleek design
You played all my favourite tunes to me
Over and over again
You could almost say it was HEAVENLY
To just plug in my headphones
And listen to my
MUL - - - TI -- PLE music radio apps!
And I got to endlessly text all my friends
All day and all night long
And you never once - COMPLAINED
Oh MY , I'm onto a winning street here, I thought
And by night we'd cosy up together
And watch NETWORK telly in bed
With just a glass or two of RED
For you were … PRET- -TY ...multi dimensional,
It... had to be said
AH, but then -
One day -
Whilst casting deep and loving stares your way
In one of our moments of pure intimacy
Within the DEPTHS of your divine intricacy
Of things a LOVER simply couldn't give to me
One or two doubts began to seep
Between the cracks of our
This - seeming
Hi-tech paradise that you'd -
Created for me
And I thought to myself
JUST a little wistfully
Sort of - - in the cold light of day
Do you know something?
For all YOUR CHARM AND VERSATILITY
There seems to BE -
A DISTINCT LACK OF INTELLIGENT CONVERSATION going on around here DOESN'T THERE??
AND ANYWAY MATEY..
Where's the understanding?
The PASSION! The WARMTH! The SUBTLETY! OR THE EMPATHY
I found myself asking suddenly
The SAME question
Over and over AGAIN
And it was by now
“WELL, what do you – actually....
SEE - - -
(Thank you, Fiona Phoenix)