Nowadays you don’t need words to start a war, just a computer…
Each week The Sunday Whirl invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “Wordle’s” 12 words. This week it is:
It Used to Be That We Used Words
It used to be that we used words
before we went to war;
though tales of diplomacy
prove we’ve never gotten far.
Talk is cheap, the hawks would cry,
with never-ending flows
of stands we took which ebbed out hope,
eventually came blows.
A quieter war is surfacing.
Nuclear days are past.
Our battles drip invisible
onto hard drives thought to last.
The way we now can cause mishaps,
takes the form of viral apps.
“Our battles drip invisible
onto hard drives thought to last”–really unique take!!
Love this, Randy, particularly its ending!
I appreciate your kind words.
Clever and timely. Unfortunately there’s truth in this poem. Nicely penned.
Yes it is. More truth than most of us care to know, and we’re not prepared enough to deter it.
Well written, thoughtful and true,
There is a concreteness in words lacking in the digital age..paper and ink certainly seem more binding than words on a screen