So much was done before the age of the text message:
When the fat lady slipped on a banana peel.
Pyramids and cathedrals, empires’ rise and fall
Small wars, civil wars, world wars, atomic wars
And art galore–enough to fill galleries and crypts.
And somewhere along the way, without GPS,
The north pole was discovered and the south pole
And the moon. And the electric light bulb glowed
And violins were created and lawn mowers and more.
Yes, back in the days before smart phones and tablets
People grew fat or starved and watched movies or
Stars and sometimes moviestars, or star-filled movies
And they danced and died and invented vaccines.
And it was all so much fun back in the days when
Children did not ignore their parents by texting and
Emotions were not aligned pharmaceutically and
Even the brokenhearted found a way to laugh