Poem: "Back Then"

 Was technology at it's best back then? Probably not. But there seemed to be enough of it that there was room for the human element of life. Life wasn't dictated by technology, but technology was dictated by humans.   Photo by  Florian Pérennès  on  Unsplash

Was technology at it's best back then? Probably not. But there seemed to be enough of it that there was room for the human element of life. Life wasn't dictated by technology, but technology was dictated by humans. 

Photo by Florian Pérennès on Unsplash

Poem: "Back Then"

there is something about back then,
the smell the taste the feel.
when we were young we would
concern ourselves with the things
that mattered most — 
road trips to the coast and having
a meal with family and friends.

our conversations were free flowing —
a dialogue of thoughts about kids and work.
we didn’t mind ourselves with all the hate and
worries of the world we couldn’t
smell taste feel.

we paid our taxes through
shopping local and staying local. 
The world was a mystery to discover through
planes trains automobiles
though the bicycle was our preferred choice.

dial-up was so slow snail mail was our
fastest wireless connection. 
a time when: 
TV personalities were just that TV personalities. 
and time crawled by unhurried we could see
the secondhand tick away. 
back then was back then.      but this is now.