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I really like the words I was presented with today.  As I have been knuckling down to creating this blog and writing the content etc, it seemed fitting that I should get words like ‘screen’ and ‘interface’ and ‘discovery’!  It has not been the easiest of learning curves so far, and on the creative front it has definitely been an unearthing mission writing on demand!

But mostly, this selection made me reflect on how much I like being able to feel part of something bigger, just by logging onto the device I have to hand.

The poem made me smile.


Penmanship (!)

Screen   Lighter   Even   Interface   Discovery   Belief   Safety   Teach   Tape


A glowing screen

Making my mood lighter,

Even uncreasing

My interface wrinkles, for a time.


In the discovery

Of other creative minds

My belief in the goodness of life

Is restored.  Instant safety.


Eager for the lessons they teach,

Anxious for that sticky tape

On my soul.


Do you feel this way about the internet, in the most part?  Although people can use the internet to be cruel to one another, do you see it as a good way of bringing people together or rather a deviation from community, that creates more distance?

I tried to play on the word ‘interface’ here to convey not just the physical and technical wrinkles, but also the uneasiness I sometimes feel in the real world when socialising.  Words are an easier medium for me sometimes when I don’t have someone standing looking at me while I think!

As always, I’d love to read your thoughts (and maybe poems) in the comments 🙂


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2 Responses to “Lighter”

  1. Jennifer Patino Says:

    Without it, I wouldn’t have any connection because it’s the preferred method of communication for most people. I love phone calls but there aren’t many I know who are into phone chats anymore. Sometimes I scroll through social media & feel more isolated & lonely, which is no good because it’s where I’m trying to find connections to people. It’s probably because I’m so far away from all of my friends & family. So, there are pros & cons for me. Some days the Internet is a pleasant experience & other times it seems to have an angry or sad vibe no matter where you turn. It’s just like offline in that way, I suppose. 🙂 You have written an excellent poem & have helped me think about things.

  2. Montaffera Says:

    It must be such a tricky balance, I am really hoping 2018 brings you at least a part- resolution to your isolating factors across the board.
    We are all so busy and caught up in our own heads!! I too hate that it is this way, but I am also very guilty of not keeping in touch v well with people outside of the internet. I perpetually feel time poor and resist being organised, even while I know it would benefit me and the sproggies! I have pledged to make changes in the coming year!

    You are def one of my success stories from the internet 😘 I really hope you get to have a respite over Christmas, and some brighter days. Huge hugs xxxxx

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