Dying Art

In this modern age of communication

It would seem the art of conversation

Is fast becoming a dying art

Its deteriorating and falling apart

Shouldn’t technology improve our lot

Comms on the move, Comms in a jot

But DM, IM and SMS

Have turned our comms into a mess

The standard of language is coming down

The i-generation are dumbing down

LOL is no laughing matter

TXT left my head in tatters

I don’t understand maybe I’m thick

Are you talking to me or chewing a brick?

Starting conversation, is just like starting fire

O2, a spark and fuel are all that you require

So strike one up and fan the flames

With proper nouns and proper names

With verbs, adverbs and adjectives

Similes and superlatives,

Metaphors and alliteration

Pro-Creation not abbreviation

And that’s similes not smiley faces ?

Because emoji’s are a load of Faeces ?

Express yourself with a rich tapestry of words

Not Icons and Likons and pictures of turds

Mark my words I’ve said my piece

Don’t let this fine art die or cease

So its bye for now, I got to go

Did my message hit home? I don’t know

I hope so because, what the fook






Is this drivelling mindless gobbledygook

◄ Georgie Pell Puddin' and Pie

Ee By Gum ►


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Jason Bayliss

Thu 28th Feb 2019 17:59

Brilliant John! Love the line about O2 spark and fuel ?

J. x

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Thu 28th Feb 2019 14:28

Thanks for this antidote John. If only we could connect the kids to the beauty of the spoken magic there might be a chance for the future.


<Deleted User> (21487)

Thu 28th Feb 2019 10:01

" are you talking to me or chewing a brick"


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Don Matthews

Thu 28th Feb 2019 08:45

Well flook me dead...?

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John McDonough

Thu 28th Feb 2019 07:38

Ha Ha Don, keep em coming, Fook is how Northern English folk pronounce the F word as opposed to the Ozzy Fark ?

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Don Matthews

Thu 28th Feb 2019 07:01

John, who need vocals to communicate?
You can tap tap it out on the screen
See? your poem's not vocalled on audio
It's just tap tapped out like the teens

You've made a strong argument for talking
Which I fully support you all way (so don't get upset...)
You're faecal emoji is priceless
But does FOOK stand for 'fuck off ok'?

If so I will tell all my tech friends
By tapping it out on their screens
No need to ring up and say 'hey guys'
I wanna keep phone data mean ?

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