Nomophobia. Poem by Nabakishore Dash

Nomophobia.

Rating: 5.0


Mobile phone has
enslaved us almost
all times of the day.
Our one hand remains curled
even before the first sun ray.
We look into it
every now and then.
Whether moving alone
or in the midst of men.
Most of our daily chores
are done by it very fast.
With free Wi-Fi we roam
throughout the world.
It knows our secrets,
its SIM is our soul,
the rest of it is one
of our body parts.

Business, banking, teaching,
entertainment and what not.
All are possible
over finger touch.
Many friends in face book,
What's app.
No bosom friend
in our neighbourhood
to guide, attend and help.
No more hob-nobbing
with co-passengers
in travels and tour.
All remain engrossed
in their sets all over.

No doubt it has become
a marvellous device for all.
But eyes, ears, mouth and
brains work much more.
No time to take a full nap,
worries, restlessness
and blood pressure go up.
Mishaps, accidents occur
much more in
moving train and bus.
Fear of being offline(FOBO)
keeps us on our toes.
Hopefully little hands
would develop on ears
to carry the phones.
Our hands would be
free from carrying burden.

No longer nightmarish
is the missing of kids
and cash.
A mobile phone lost
or misplaced causes
untold immense distress.
Great anxiety over
phone-less-ness and
no inter net.
Not only a teen age addiction,
people of all ages
are captivated.

How to alleviate symptoms
of nomophobia,
a new and modern disease
of XXI century,
would be added
to our pharmacopoeia.

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Nomophobia is a disease causing stress, anxiety, depression and hypertension.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
LeeAnn Azzopardi 27 January 2022

Yr words ring so true I can't help to look at this website Bravo!

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Nabakishore Dash 27 January 2022

Thanks for so quickness dearLeeAnn.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 29 January 2022

An adorable poem... appreciated the way you have expressed the pragmatic aspects of addiction to mobile phones...5 stars

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N, K. Dash 29 January 2022

Thaks so much sir.

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Cowboy Ron Williams 26 May 2022

My smartphone is smarter than I am.

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Cowboy Ron Williams 26 May 2022

I was on an elevator in a hotel once, and two other people were there, a man and a woman. They were obviously together, but both texting on their phones. I looked at them and asked 'Why don't you just talk to each other? ' They laughed.

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Bri Edwards 26 May 2022

AND to my 'favorites'. : ) bri

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Bri Edwards 26 May 2022

You left a nice comment on my recent Friday the 13th poem. Thanks. This phone poem is BRILLIANT; are 'we' sure I DIDN'T WRITE IT? ? ? ? ! ! ;) brii 5 stars

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Bri Edwards 26 May 2022

'Hopefully little hands would develop on ears to carry the phones.' YES! ! But my main phone is a 'landline' and my cell is an old flip phone/flipfone? It is NOT 'smart'; neither am I.

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Nabakishore Dash 26 May 2022

Your phone may not be smart, but you are definitely smarter dear Bri.

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