Texting

Nothing my thumbs press will ever be heard
Except
I don’t use my thumbs
That would give me repetitive strain

I text with my second finger
Swiftly
Magically
Directly linked to my subconscious
Words flow like water from a running tap
My finger moves as did the finger in the bible

Texting is my life
Four years ago I was stuck in the past
Ignorant of the power of mobile phones
My iPhone opened the door to knowledge
To the present and the future

My iPhone is my best friend
The object I see and hear first thing in the morning
And last thing at night
I cannot live without my iPhone
My virtual and social world

I am in ‘relationships’ by text
Photographs
Graphic images
And
Video clips
With interesting people worldwide
Some I have met in real life
Others not and probably never will
But should we meet
We will become instant friends
Inshallah

I can hone into people’s tastes and views
Just viewing their Facebook pages
Their friends
Some being mutual
Real or not

The time to know who I want to keep in touch with
When there are birthdays and festivals
I keep a graphic and image clip bank in various languages

Happy Holli
Shabbat Sholom
Bayram
New Year
Christmas
Easter
Orthodox Easter
Valentine
St Patrick’s Day

I cannot live today without texting
Emails are different
More formal
More thoughtful
More personal
More profound

Our world has shrunk
We are one big global family
Facebook
Linkedin
Forums
YouTube
Et al
Crossing racial and religious borders
We cannot live alone

Move with these exciting times
Be better informed
Information is the key
Knowledge is power

Viva technology!


Written in Rottingdean poetry group 4.4.18