VALENTINES COMPUTER LOVE by jo_dis ()
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A Valentine to thaw the heart.
When E.B. Browning counted ways she loved
She used the luscious language of her times:
Romantic words with sweet propriety.
Today? We lust for drumbeat Hip Hop prose;
Go ga ga over street rap or strum
On “gitters” backing up the sinus twang
Of country western folks who probably
Have never saddled up or rode a horse.
It seems we’ve lost the soul of words now
Need Face Book anonymity to talk
In twittered conversations far from who
We are … as if computer texting owns
The art of making us desirable.
Who dares to challenge electronic’s grand
Religion? Digital divinity
Will never grape the meaning of a child;
Explain how passions walking hand in hand
Desiring future possibilities of lives
Enduring agonies of living to
Find wondrous meaning being joined as one.
It’s time for Valentines to be much more
Than meaningless cliches. Computers will
Not ever feel the magic of a kiss.
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JD: HELLO! .... WELL written! .... As one who has OFTEN been TOLD by OTHERS to, "KISS their ***", this OLD geezer fondly HOPES that YOU and YOURS got to PUCKER UP today and all days .... SMILES I'm not as hung up on what 'styles' folks use to 'communicate' .... I enjoyed Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Ogden Nash .... Im' MUCH more concerned with WHAT folks are communicating .... I put out my FEEBLE attempts at writings here and there and just HOPE to get someone's brain cells to find a 'receptive' connection within .... I worked in business for years and sales .... It was taught and I quickly learned, that no matter how 'brilliant' the sales PERSON was, they first had to ''get in the door'', so to speak. For the record: I find YOU to be one of the BEST, true 'writers' here .... But, even beyond that to ME, I find your writings THOUGHT PROVOKING .... My BEST to you and yours .... TallPockets/Brian.
Well again, you are so very right! For me, no matter the current circumstance, today is one to yes, thaw the heart indeed. Your words for the way we find ourselves living these days, this 21st Century way, ring ring ring! We communicate yes, but is there really any depth there? Touch maybe and gone! Quick as a flash. The good part I see is that because we are here, there is hope and we can make it what we wish. Just maybe it's possible to have that holding of hands, that kiss that isn't on the computer, that depth in relationship that brings of all things, Happiness! You are thought provoking as ever. No matter how it may seem, I do appreciate you, deeply! I call you friend!