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Academic12 Sorry, I was looking for the "Hobby" section as read Scope are doing features on it?

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I'm a local poet in the Dorset area and this is my piece for a competition for my first paid slot at the Mary Shelley theatre in Oct but its going out firstly at Chaplains in Boscombe 7.00 - 10.00 Tues 11th Sept, if you are local or can get transport it would be great to see you, I'm performing along side 20 awesome poets so wish me luck if you will!!


Hi all, you know I think if we can't take a proverbial “pop” at our modern day "technological dependency" at times, then it must have become altogether too “precious” for comfort, here's my take on just one aspect


I'm in Love... with my Mobile... Phone


Across a crowded ..internet cafe

We met... quite unexpectedly.. one day


Your hi tech screen … sort of … glinting at me


Distinct...and yet distant


And ME … glancing back at you

Somewhat bashfully..

Not really knowing what to say


For you.... were deluxe and devine.. Delicously defined

And OOH,... so... technically...refined


You let me take endless photos 

Upon your slim, slick and sleek design

You played all my favourite tunes to me

Over and over again


You could almost say it was HEAVENLY

To just plug in my headphones

And listen to my

MUL - - - TI -- PLE music radio apps!


And I got to endlessly text all my friends

All day and all night long

And you never once - COMPLAINED


Oh MY , I'm onto a winning street here, I thought


And by night we'd cosy up together

And watch NETWORK telly in bed

With just a glass or two of RED

For you were … PRET- -TY ...multi dimensional,

It... had to be said


AH, but then -

One day -

Whilst casting deep and loving stares your way

In one of our moments of pure intimacy

Within the DEPTHS of your divine intricacy

Of things a LOVER simply couldn't give to me


One or two doubts began to seep

Between the cracks of our 

OTHERWISE...IDYLLIC....SCENARIO


This - seeming 

Hi-tech paradise that you'd -

Created for me


And I thought to myself

JUST a little wistfully

Sort of - - in the cold light of day


Do you know something?


For all YOUR CHARM AND VERSATILITY

There seems to BE -


A DISTINCT LACK OF INTELLIGENT CONVERSATION going on around here DOESN'T THERE??

AND ANYWAY MATEY..


Where's the understanding?

The PASSION!  The WARMTH! The SUBTLETY! OR THE EMPATHY


And I found myself asking suddenly

The SAME question

Over and over AGAIN


And it was by now

Completely...inescapable really


WELL, what do you – actually....


SEE - - -


in ME!!??




(Thank you, Fiona Phoenix)


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