I have to say it is a fact
Most folks are mighty queer
Especially as regards those things
That fill us full of fear
I’ve done a thing or two in life
You might regard as tough,
Like childbirth minus any drugs
Admittedly, ‘twas rough.
My knees both shook in nursing school
When my first shot I gave,
But even though I dreaded it,
I simply would not cave.
I’ve faced a number of sore trials
Throughout my sixty years,
But now I am confronted with
Another of my fears!
Technology can be our friend;
Oh yes, I understand.
But trust me – there’s a nasty side.
Which I have seen first-hand.
Besides, I’ve never understood
Why folks prefer to “text”
Than hear a much beloved voice.
I really am perplexed!
I’ve always liked tradition and
I like the ancient past.
Who needs to run the rat race
As we do, so very fast?
I’d rather write upon a page
And use my favorite pen
Than clack upon my keyboard -
Oh yes, I “remember when.”
And now we’ve got this thing called “tweet”
That I’ve been asked to do
I really am afraid that bite
Is more than I can chew!
My intellect, you will surmise,
Must be of pygmy size
That such a minor thing as this
Produces teary eyes.
Yes, “Twitter” fills me with deep fright,
And “Facebook” does as well
I feel as if I’ve fallen in
What if no one will be my friend?
Will I just tweet in vain?
My Facebook wall might be quite blank
If no friends I obtain.
I know I am a dinosaur
Who’s lived quite past her prime
But signing up to do these things
For me is quite a climb.
I hope there is an Unseen Hand
Up there to grab my own
And walk with me as I draw near
The Great Techno-Unknown.
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Oh Susan this is tremendous!! What a fantastically written poem and one that many, many people will relate to. I too am delving into this same unknown. I suppose it's better to learn with others. There is safety in numbers. You'll do just fine. But, I'll remember this poem for a long long time. I feel compelled to write this comment in rhymes. I don't know why but I managed not to. The poem is to good to tarnish. Great stuff!! I love this one.
Gosh, Susan You're fantastic. You are not alone! Tom is right, there is safety in numbers. I'm here for you, and let's talk on the phone - I'm a voice person too. Big hugs from me. - elizabeth.
Aw, golly gee, Miss Hauser...(I'm rubbing one foot on top of the other and looking down as I speak.) I will be getting (gulp) in touch with you tomorrow. Thank you for your most kind comments - I'm glad to see you have a sense of humor along with all that tech expertise!
TOO FUNNY!!!! Love it! :-) I will have to get into the Twitter thing - I did long ago but then decided I didn't have time. I found twitter to be rather self absorbed... I didn't care to know everyone's every move and didn't think they needed to know mine. Now Facebook - LOVE LOVE it!!
Thanks for your encouragement, Suzanna. Ditto.
I'm with you Susan. I've been on Facebook for many years with personal page, but in the last year I also added a business page. I have dug my heals in and avoided Twitter. Managing a web site, blog, (haven't posted in months) and 2 facebook pages and now 2 Legacy Stories profiles, I run short on time. I've been told over and over as a business owner to tweet.. It feels a pretentious fad to me, and I can't imagine anyone is interested... but I will jump in and give it a go, especially if it can help The Living Legacy Project.
Well Sandy, believe me - if I weren't a true believer in the Living Legacy Project, there's no possible way (that's in capital letters, bold font, italicized and underlined)anybody'd be able to get me to do this either! Thanks for understanding.
Great poem, Susan! Thanks for the chuckles and sharing the fears! You definately are not alone.
You are always such a dear - always encouraging. Blessings on you, my dear.
Thanks, Susan. You said what I have been thinking extremely well. I haven't even been on Facebook or Twitter for my children and grandchildren. It took the Living Legacy Project to get me to "cave in" and go for it. I have no idea what I am doing except registering.
You and me both, Golden!