A Poem by matelotrod


Author: matelotrod
Created: May 13, 2017 at 06:57 am
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Technology!!  

Technology!!
What has become of the old fashioned schooling?
When Teachers were boss and they did the ruling
When kids did spelling tests and the old times table
When kids line of duty was to prove they were able.

There will always be progress and with this I'll agree
But the introduction of technology has set the kids free
Remember when the "calculator" was brought into schools?
If you accepted their answers you were regarded as fools

We were taught to speak English and to spell every word
Mathematics and multiplication were not considered absurd
Now the kids of today seem to live in a world of their own
Ruled by their I-pads and their hand held mobile phone

They walk down the streets oblivious to other pedestrians
Fingers engaged on their mobiles like weird terrestrians
My advice to all parents would be to encourage your Kid
To abandon I-pads and phones and enjoy life as we did.

Rod Broomham. (c)


Last Modified: May 13, 2017 at 07:06 am
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Where will it all end?


 
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Comments & Reviews ( X 12)



richom
May 15, 2017
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I'm afraid it's a lost cause, Rod. Today's youth are hopelessly indoctrinated and addicted.
The last line of your first stanza reminds me of a speech that Bill Gates recently gave at a high school graduation. He spoke about how unprepared today's graduates are for jobs in the real world, which no doubt shocked the audience. Among other things, he said that business doesn't care about their "self-esteem"--that they should accomplish something first before feeling good about themselves.

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I am beginning to think I am becoming a Grumpy old man Richard, I do realise hat the youngsters of today are different but so were we in our youth. I do think that they are missing so much of the things that made us "Kids" a particular time in life of enjoying childhood. Poor little devils don't seem to have a childhood any longer. I suppose in about sixty years time they will be saying the same about their younger generation. I still believe that we were the winners!  Take care   Rod.

 matelotrod replied on May 15, 2017




JohnCreekmore
May 14, 2017
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Nefarious machines
Excellent rhyming, Rod. Sometimes I wonder if some of these young people will end up having to have their cell phones surgically removed.
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You are right John, the cell phone is now part of the younger generation's body but removing it surgically would create havoc I guess we just have to live with it. This is why I drink whiskey, lay back and let the youngsters get on with it.!    Rod.

 matelotrod replied on May 15, 2017




Silverblue
May 13, 2017
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Technology is in many ways both a blessing and a curse. It certainly has it's advantages, but alas it has meant that people, mostly the young, but others as well, are literally checking social media every couple of minutes if not more. It took a fair while to get to the point we are today, but now it's here, I don't see it changing too much. I think some people have to make a conscience effort not to get hooked on their phones, or run the risk of losing valuable interaction face to face that isn't just through a piece of equipment.
I suppose all generations familiarise themselves to the time they are in, and people often reminisce of how things once were. Nothing wrong in that, but time will mean progression. Whether an individual embraces that or likes it is another matter. A topical, and well written piece. Thanks for a good read.
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Glad you enjoyed the read,  the older I get the more  trips down memory lane become a daily routine. I agree that it is a natural aging process to believe hat we had the best and I am sure the kids of today will do exactly the same when they reach their ember years. Life's rich pattern as they say. Thanks for your review, take care    Rod.

 matelotrod replied on May 14, 2017




RamSlade
May 13, 2017
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Bravo!
I say Bravo! I'm also gonna say, it's never gonna happen. And very sad to say I feel a great sadness for the future.
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In many ways I feel glad that the future is not for me so I can relax and count my pension amount to ensure I can purchase a bottle of whiskey. The good old days have gone as far as I am concerned. Take care     Rod.

 matelotrod replied on May 14, 2017




kitty
May 13, 2017
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A step back in time..
..can never be harmful. We who have been there and are living in today's society can make comparisons and feel privileged.New Technology brings with it progress but also brings darkness and destruction in our society. Grooming. Abduction. Theft: to name a few but we cant really knock it as we 'Progress' Parents of today are ignorant of certain 'pleasures'. Bravo for bringing this subject to the fore. Have a good week end my friend. May the sun warm the cockles of your heart (And Er indoors too)
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I'm afraid memory lane is becoming more and more welcoming to me Kitty, I guess it has been the same for most generations but I feel we had the best, don't suppose for a minute the kids of today would agree! I was having a grim day today what with cyber hacking of my local hospital etc. It's gonna take a few whiskeys to settle me down tonight. Er-indoors isn't too well at the moment so I have a certain sense of responsibility taking care of her. Might have to cut down on the Scotch!! Take care my Lovely    Rod.

 matelotrod replied on May 13, 2017


We were more appreciative then as 'luxuries' were not in abundance. Everything these days is taken for granted and kids feel we 'owe' it to them. nothing 'earned' these days! It's their due. Manners and respect are a thing of the past! Don't start me off! Have a good day you hear!

 kitty replied on May 13, 2017


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Talk about speed being of the essence kitty, a very quick reply. I suppose age is the reason we question todays behaviour pattern But I still maintain we had the best.  take care   Rod.

 matelotrod replied on May 13, 2017


I agree totally! Bring back 'The Good old days!'

 kitty replied on May 13, 2017




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