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For we shall stare at mobile phones

From the prolific and amazing Brian Bilston.

Brian Bilston's Poetry Laboetry

Streets shrug as we roam back to our homes,
obstacle courses of lampposts and cones.
For we shall stare at mobile phones.

Landmarks languish and attractions close;
statues, cathedrals, Byzantine domes.
For we shall stare at mobile phones.

Reading gets shelved, poetry and prose,
with the dusty rebuke of neglected tomes.
For we shall stare at mobile phones.

Conversation falters, dries up, unflows,
feelings once said, lie buried, unknown.
For we shall stare at mobile phones.

Yes, we shall stare at mobile phones,
when we’re together and when we’re alone.
For we shall stare at mobile phones.

And when we die, let’s hope they’re thrown
into the pit with our crumbling bones.
So that we might stare at mobile phones.

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2 thoughts on “For we shall stare at mobile phones

  1. The truth in that brilliant poem is undeniable. I’ve watched people in many different places – restaurants, airports, on trains and walking down streets, with eyes fixed on mobile phones. A clever poem, with a great last verse. 🙂

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