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Monday, May 13, 2013

How Far Have We Gone?

Hi, friends.

How far we have gone since I posted this last May...

How far we have gone
How much movement we’ve made
When text isn't a book
But a means to get laid

And those who offend
We simply unfriend

How far have we gone
How much did we gain
When a tag is for photos
And a tweet, the inane?

When we “like” a good joke
Say “hey” with a poke?

How far we have gone
To go viral we aim
Gotta increase the numbers
And stay in the game

How far have we gone?
I'm grateful for the level of humanity that makes blogland such a unique place in the cyber world. Thank you!

I hope you're having a good week.


  1. I love the text one too, although I'm amazed that getting laid has become that easy. Casanova would be turning in his grave.

  2. Have come a ways but seems 1 step forward 2 steps back

  3. Yes, the blogosphere is a slower paced medium than those other abbreviated forms, isn't it? And because it's slower, there's time for a bit more depth and thought.

  4. Hope you're having a good week too. Although the internet and social media have made it easier to reach people, sometimes it feel like people are more distant than ever.

  5. Blogging beats all that crap and it may be easy with the text but usually not satisfying

  6. I try not to unfriend people on fb, and I hate when people activate and reactivate their account everytime they have a mood swing.

  7. Loved this at the time that you wrote it and that still hasn't changed Robyn. Just makes me think, society has changed so damn much over the last 60 or so years. I can't work out whether that's a good thing or not, still, a year on. I wonder how long it'll take before we go even further and this poem loses it's relevancy, there's another interesting thought that's difficult to comprehend.

  8. So fitting and so good Robyn!
    All this technology stuff may be part of our evolution, but to me, its not always a good thing.

  9. Your poem is a great commentary on the current state of our social media.

  10. How far have we gone?
    Maybe over the edge,
    Around the bend
    or we could be stuck in the hedge.

    What have we gained?
    A pain in the neck
    Too long at the screen
    Oh my heck.

    Where will we be
    In a decade or two
    I'm afraid to guess
    How about you?

    I think Pat Hatt is becoming a bad influence onme. Ha. ha, ha!

  11. Thanks MsA.

    JustKeepinItReal and GB, yeah, send a "hey Ur cute text me" (no, don't, I mean, unless you want some action) and you'll see what I mean. Or so I imagine.

    John, more like 140 characters back.

    Deb, that's true. Plus those of us who maintain a blog are likely an in-depth group of folks.

    JL, it's ironic, isn't it? A shame too.

    PatHatt, texting makes me crazy.

    Adam, it's ridiculous. People use connections as leverage too, as if I'm going to track everyone who goes on and off of my fb page, twitter following, etc.

  12. YW, I think it's good and bad. Unfortunately, people too often abuse their powers.

    Pat, I agree. It often feels so impersonal, and there's a lot of hate zipping through cyberspace.

    Thank you, Stephen.

    Faraways, Pat is a very good influence. I'm impressed. LOVE your poem. Thanks!

  13. love this Robyn - think I'm going to retweet it...

  14. Wait, wait, wait.
    A text can get me laid?
    Man, I've been doing it wrong.

  15. This is very timely and clever! Though the "offending and unfriending" part still happens with or without Facebook.


  16. Oh, how funny and how true! I am almost glad that the texting and poking wasn't around in my day!

  17. Your poem is awesome...even better than awesome because it is so "spot on." While there are good things about where we are in our culture a lot of it has a very negative side as well.

  18. Hey Robyn,

    Oh yes, you certainly hit the spot with this one. Your sentiments ring true with my confused brain. And blogland, mostly, a sharing, caring blogging community. All different and all equal in this great diversity. Or something like that!

    Be well, my friend.

    Your starstruck fan,

    Gary :) x!

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  20. Too far it seems. Sorry Robin for not hanging around here all these months. Will be blogging again from this week and hope to visit you more often.
    I loved the dedication to my mom. Some leave a void in our lives when they go away.

    Take care and be well, my fellow chocoholic.

  21. Excellent! I love your poetry, you have a unique style and voice that reaches through staright my heart and mind.

  22. I remember this. It's so true!! I've gotten to the point were I just don't care as much as I used to about that kind of stuff. And it feels good.