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Why e-mail

The phone says
Don’t roll
Whatever you’re doing isn’t important
And if it is? I don’t care
I need attention
Put down that coffee
Turn off that season finale
Get out of the shower
Get off the toilet
Wake up
Screw the souffle
Don’t screw the naked man beside you
Forget that brilliant line for a poem you haven’t written down yet
You have to answer

The person on the phone says
I care about you.
How’ve you been?

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  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 4 years ago

    i also hate phones…not tore up on e mails either but i do like your poem…awesome…

  • Thanks! :D

    – Nebsy

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneover 4 years ago

    I agree.. Awesome…was it worth it?

  • Yep… otherwise I would have unplugged it by now!

    – Nebsy

  • msdebbie
    msdebbieover 4 years ago

    This is so cool. Phones and emails can be mighty annoying, but on the whole. Gosh, w would hate to be without them!

  • True, true. But the e-mail is far more timid than the phone. It talks more like this:
    “Oh, hey… when you’re ready… just… y’know… answer me… sometime… y’know… if y’want…”

    Thanks for all your kind comments! :)

    – Nebsy

  • uncleblack
    uncleblackover 4 years ago

    excellent write.the phone does give a sense of the face behind it..emails kind of lurk and then get needy to be answered..but are more easily ignored!! :-))

  • Thanks! It’s more fun when it’s performed, and I can get the audience to join in and yell “NOW!”

    – Nebsy

  • Zefira
    Zefiraover 4 years ago

    love the ending

  • Thanks… when performing, I say the last lines in this really small, sincere voice – it tugs the heart strings after all that yelling “NOW!”.

    – Nebsy

  • Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
    Kerryn Madsen-...about 4 years ago

    Telemarkete(a)rs (of waterkind or ripping, whatever) could learn a lesson from this?! NOT! :(

  • Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
    Kerryn Madsen-...about 4 years ago

    Ha ha, a thought – could put some sort of training version on my ‘Business’ tel.answer machine recording! Well … it’s a thought as I said!

  • Go for it… my idea would be to put the phone in a fishbowl with a baby shark, so I’m not tempted to answer it. Thanks for the comments!

    – Nebsy

  • Duffboy
    Duffboyabout 4 years ago


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