READERS’ POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, Septmber 16

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This week’s poem, called Miscommunication, is by Jan Parkin.


You’re texting once again

No face to face for you at all

You can’t remember when

All underlying messages

With confusing texting speak

The art of body language

You’ve not seen it all week

With painful gaps and pauses

Not knowing why or when

Assumptions made like solid facts

And still you try again

Maybe they don’t like me

Never liked them anyway

You’re skilled at this mind reading

You do it everyday

The art of conversation

Just sitting face to face

Extinct just like the laughing owl

That’s lost his rightful place

So Miscommunication

Don’t lose the gift of speech

As the growth of life’s technology

Takes it further from our reach...

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