Monday, August 27, 2012



Whatever happened to the days
When our true love took the time.
Today it’s a quick text
Can’t wait for the phone to chime.

Once upon a time it was quill
And lovely paper that was used.
Now it's waves sent in a hurry
And quick to be perused.

I miss the days of romance
Candy, written poetry, a flower.
A text is so inadequate
Provides nothing to devour.

Romance is a dinosaur
that needs to be revived
so that future generations
will not be deprived.

I went way outside my comfort zone this week and wrote poetry for this week's Trifectra Writing Challenge.  I'm not into fancy sonnets or not talented enough to write an acrostic poem.  I'm more into the limerick-y types of poetry so go easy on me.  


lumdog2012 said...

Very beautiful and true. I was going to write this comment with my quill but the ink smeared on my i phone! This was lovely!

Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Lovely last stanza. Beautifully done. Glad I'm not the only one missing the "old ways". Love Lumdog's comment too.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

The good news is that for us that do the letters and candy thing, there is no competition!

Good observations!

Annabelle said...

So true! It's crazy how much that's changed in recent years, and sad how much has been lost.

Bubbling Arroyo said...

Great observation expressed very nicely.

Anonymous said...

This is so true - last stanza sums it up nicely. Hubby's idea of romance has turned into leaving a note to remind me it's trash day with "Love you" added at the end :)

Anonymous said...

It's funny. I printed out everything my then-boyfriend-now-husband and I e-mailed each other for our first year of dating.

It took an entire ream of paper.


BetaRules said...

Nicely put together.

Carrie said...

so true. Everything is so fast and instant. We expect it to be now now now...but good things take time to develop :)

Great job

Tessa said...

Oh I love it and it is so true. I still have some old stationery around here, but will never use it. By the way this word verification is driving me nuts. I can't read it and am working on the 4th try. I could still prove I wasn't a robot if it were printed out in clear, rather than distorted images.

Anonymous said...

Very sweet - the last stanza in particular. And oh, how true.