WORDS FROM LONG AGO

poem by: Darryl Ashton
Written on Aug 31, 2017

Twitter used to be a sound
Made by only birds,
But now on my computer
It's a way of spreading
words

That tiny furry creature
That scurries round the
house,
Now is not the only thing
That people call a mouse.

The clever little spider
Weaves a web of pretty
lace
But now we know the
world-wide web,
Spans  countries, time
and space.

A golden handshake
always meant
A thank you, that felt
nice,
But now a handshake
just connects
Computer and device.

Virol was that toffee 
stuff
Mum gave to us with
pride.
Now going viral simply
means
That news has gone
worldwide. 

Tablets are those tiny
things
We swallow when we're
ill,
But with a modern tablet
You can browse the web
at will.

We think it's modern 
jargon 
But we older people know
That all those words
they're using
Really stem from long
ago.


BY
DARRYL ASHTON 

 

Tags: rhyme,

 

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