A simpler time

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

My painting "Southwest Sunrise" and A retrospective look at changing times.

As I grow old

I sit and think

About the pace of life, succinct.

of colour changes

Through the ages,

And instant knowledge,

Not turning pages,

When by the radio we sat,

Imagining a scene dispatched 

Into our minds eye, quite sweetly,

To images that move completely. 

The youth will never have the grace,

To live in an imagined space,

Without the help of graphics gleaming,

Through modern instrumental streaming.

In older times we told the stories 

Past down from generations storing,

Creative telling through the pages,

Now lost in these technical ages. 

As dusty books begin to rot,

And silverfish make homes of stock,

The digital future is missing much,

That imagination had taught us such.

When electricity has gone away,

I hope We still have books and pray,

That renaissance of inspired mind,

Will not be very hard to find.



Submitted: January 30, 2020

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Stories and poetry are going to survive in one way or another, I think, dewey.

Thu, January 30th, 2020 6:52pm


As long as we have the means matey!

Thu, January 30th, 2020 6:31pm


I agree 100%. I feel like an "old soul" lost in these modern times. Sometimes I wonder if my soul was meant to live through the old pioneer and Native American days or something like that. All I know is that I don't get a lot with most "modern" people. I usually gravitate towards having conversations with older folks or other outdoorsy people.

Mon, September 25th, 2023 4:38pm


I agree, I grew up with my granddad telling me his adventurous tales. I am an old soul now, with tribal lineage on both sides of my family. A lot can be learned from our elders, and you're Too right mate, the bush is where it's at!

Mon, September 25th, 2023 4:35pm

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