Electronic World
Author: Barbara Goodhew


We live in a world of impersonability.
We want to share good news, we get voice mail.

We want to explain, we get a recording.
We need something fixed we get an answering machine.

We just need a question answered, but we have to wait
for the beep and leave a message.

I like progress too, but to me this isn't progression.


Comments on this poem/writing:

anonymous ( -- Tuesday, July 19 2005, 04:11 pm


...ya know exactly what you mean....tried to make an appt. for the this leave a message crap...then they will call you for my unemployment---press button--speak japanese,spanish,etc...yuk! got fustrated? you bet i did...thanks Barb...great poem
barb ( -- Tuesday, July 19 2005, 04:47 pm

your are welcome anonymous

They wonder why there is road rage, violence, well everybody is so frustrated. Glad you understand.
Capricorn ( -- Wednesday, July 20 2005, 09:24 pm

So true

Yea -- I get frustrated and they say if you want `such and such' press button one.....if you want something else press button two..... by the time they get to `press button six' I'm so confused I can't even remember what I rang up about! --and they call it progress -- pah!
barb ( -- Thursday, July 21 2005, 02:01 am

lol cap

forgetfulness is a sign of old age Heeee. but yea,or" your call is important to us but all our lines are busy please hold". grr
Meridian ( -- Thursday, July 21 2005, 03:52 am

ya'll are hilarious

I'm sick of those recordings too. Let's say for instance the phone rang with JC Penney's number on the caller ID. Instead of hearing a person's voice, you hear a recording. But sometimes I like those recordings, especially the one that says "Check number 4-5-9-0 for the amount of $40 and 39 cents, was cleared on, July 14th 2005."
---Very good poem Barb!
barb ( -- Friday, July 22 2005, 02:06 am

thanks Meri

yea those kind of phone calls I can handle lol.
Can you tell I was having a frustrating day. So I put on paper how ticked off I was lol
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