A2Z Challenge – Q is for Quill

In the real old days when they wrote,
They used a quill to write the note.
Dipped in the ink so dark,
On the paper made a mark.
In the old days when they wrote,
They used a quill to write the note.

In the later days when they wrote a letter,
They used a keypad oh so much better,
Spell check and grammar too,
There was so little one had to do,
In the old days when they wrote a letter,
They used a keypad oh so much better.

Today no one writes to each other,
Facetime and Skype common to reach a brother,
No time spent to view the ink,
And no time taken to sit and think,
Today no one writes to each other,
Facetime and Skype an effort to reach a mother.

 

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3 Comments

  1. … and due to what I’ll call the Twitter Effect, comments on posts are now less than 140 characters (well, ok, maybe 280) … ;>) … nj

  2. I am a bit old-fashioned when it comes to communication. My blog is the only online presence I have, I spent years in a long-form email exchange with a friend, and I still write REAL letters that get sent via the post.

    Skype and the like… Video calling has value, in that it allows for face-to face communication regardless of distance, but I think of it as its own animal. Not as a replacement for written communication.

    But the LACK of written communication overall/in-general: I can relate to that. Written words mean so much more – and have an innate permanence – so when I don’t have much written correspondence in my life, I feel its absence.

    • I have always taken the time to personally hand write to people to say thank you, and in particular I write to fiends and family who have experienced lose of a close person. I believe that is has huge difference compared to an email or a card.

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