Thoughts on technology and progress. A Senior Center Forum Entry
They say that you grow wise with age,
for me it's more "wiseass."
I've seen it all - the latest rage
though most I chose to pass.
Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy
the new technology
but virtual's just not the same
as "real" reality.
Last year I went to Las Vegas,
bid bachelorhood adieu
as recorded wedding bells played;
the aisle was a drive through!
I'm told the "fact filled" internet
has wisdom to dispense.
We used to get these kinds of facts
across a backyard fence.
Cellphones that love to multi-task
are now the latest thing
but I don't need to go in debt
for two cans with a string.
I saw a phone that's waterproof
in case you make a slip.
I think for the price they're asking
I can tighten up my grip.
My car's equipped with memory;
soon it will run my life.
It always wants to talk to me;
it's like a second wife!
My T.V. tells me what to see;
it recommends new shows
based on my viewing history.
It doesn't know I doze.
I think I'll start to buck the trend
though I love innovation.
I'm just against the latest fad ...
that's not built in our nation.
An entry for the "SENIOR CENTER FORUM" [ASR]
Prompt: Write a poem or story that includes the word wedding bells