(c) 2018 Edward York


I think back when I was just a teen,

Things were different then.

I will tell you of the changes,

If I can figure where to begin.


We had no home computer,

There was no internet.

We didn't have a cell phone,

They weren't invented yet.


There was no music streaming,

A radio would have to do;

Though we did have vinyl records,

That we could listen to.


We couldn't post a comment,

And our parents might get a call,

If it had been discovered,

That we wrote on someone's wall.


We met our friends in person,

Driving around would be just fine,

Of course gasoline could be purchased,

For twenty eight point nine.


Some changes have been massive,

Many things have now all gone,

We no longer go into a booth,

Just to use a phone.


  • Author: lasergraph (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 11th, 2018 10:04
  • Comment from author about the poem: Just another look back
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 32


  • orchidee

    Good write laser.

    • lasergraph

      Much appreciated, thanks.

    • AlinaVanderson

      As a teen nowadays I wish It could be simpler but all my friends seem to be addicted to their technology.

      • lasergraph

        At least you can see what is happening. Technology isn't necessarily bad, but if it makes you unaware of your surroundings, not only do you miss a lot, but it can be dangerous.

      • Michael Edwards

        Ah yes - such new innovations these days - we have seen so much - good work.

        • lasergraph

          It is mind boggling to see what a small smartphone can do. More than giant computers of yesteryear.

          • Michael Edwards

            Yes indeed. I can still recall in the early 60s designing computer suites in offices with full air conditioning both in the floor and ceiling to keep the atmosphere completely dust free,

          • Christina8

            Excellent write laser. I remember when all these things started to be commonplace but a home computer was too expensive till the late 90's. And slow! Awesome nostalgic write!

            • lasergraph

              We look back more and more when the days behind us outnumber those ahead. I guess there is more to see.

            • FredPeyer

              And our parents experienced horse and wagon and steam engines, cooking and heating with wood.
              A nice look back, but to tell you the truth, I could not function without my cell phone anymore!

              • lasergraph

                Our cell phone today is more than just a phone of course. It is our navigator, calendar, clock, calculator, library and mailbox. (and more)

              • Goldfinch60

                Good write, I was there, although in the UK, life was easier and somehow slower and more meaningful.

                • lasergraph

                  There was more personal interaction for sure. We didn't have a screen between us for conversations.

                • LaurašŸŒ»

                  A great nostalgic piece, Laser! I enjoyed the read! It brought back some great memories when I was young and fancy free! Thank you for sharing!

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