Treasure Island

Aisha Sherazi

(London, UK)

Communication


Communication Breakdown,
What’s happening today?
We don’t say what we mean,
And we don’t mean what we say.

We trundle along in life,
Not speaking when we should,
We wait until it’s too late,
And then say nothing good.

We don’t look at each other,
Nor smile as much these days,
We are all so busy,
Being busy is the craze.

But what is so important?
That we don’t really talk?
Why don’t we make time?
Instead of running, we could walk.

We use our text messages,
Our computers, to speak for us,
We use our telephones,
And rely on our trust.

It’s hard to know what’s behind talk,
If you’re not face to face,
It’s hard to get a clear message,
Isn’t it a disgrace?

That we don’t meet each other,
And look eye to eye?
That we don’t take the time,
And understand why.

Why it is so important,
We connect and really speak,
Why it is essential,
We truly listen and not freak.

When someone suggests something,
That’s so far from our minds,
World peace depends on these things,
So lets not be so behind.

We’ve got to make an effort,
And truly realize,
This isn’t really connecting,
It isn’t civilized.

Submitted: Sunday, March 26, 2006

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  • Brian Dorn (9/3/2006 12:14:00 PM)

    Great ending, Aisha. We've come to depend more and more on having technology do our communicating for us, it really has become uncivilized. Great write... very purposeful.
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  • Tim Casswell (7/1/2006 1:30:00 PM)

    I like the rhymes they are strong like a song lyric and yet they don't strain. the language is natural and appear to just happen to rhyme. Tim (Report) Reply

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