Dot com!

 Dot com!

Dot com’ Britain, anonymous to all,
Only talk by email, never come to call,
Just an `app` to guide us, impossible to see,
‘Dot com’ Britain, does not appeal to me.

Not a bank around us, no one to advise,
Machines confuse our thinking and hurt our ageing eyes,
But no one here to speak to and no one knows your name,
‘Dot com’ Britain, is never quite the same.

Shopping on a keyboard ordering online,
Browsing in the silence lonely all the time,
Delivered in a hurry, taken in, then gone,
All a scam to get you, to carry on ‘Dot com’.

Not a world I’m used to, I was born to speak,
To say my ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and ‘see you all next week’,
But computers rule our life now and they are hard and cold,
And ‘Dot com’ Britain doesn’t care if you are old.

Never in my lifetime have I hid away,
And never in my lifetime did I think that I would say,
That I would live my lifetime in anonymity,
NO!, ‘Dot com’ Britain,  does NOT appeal to me!

Mick.
( Copyright Michael Westwood )

About the author

Mick Westwood
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I am a 71 year old retired coal miner, who spent 30 years working underground. Having time on my hands, and in order to keep my brain exercised, I decided to try to write poetry and put down on paper some of my life experience, and my hopes, dreams and other thoughts. I also do a little gardening, but I am hopeless at housework. Much to my wife's displeasure.

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Jo H
23rd Sep 2018
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Love your latest poems Mick, especially Dot.com.xx
JoB38
16th Sep 2018
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Love your poetry especially the Dot.com
Gwen45
16th Sep 2018
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Great poem , and all so true
hazel71105
16th Sep 2018
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Love your poems Mick!
Entertaining,never preachy and always topical.
AnneS62
22nd Aug 2018
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How true your poem is well done. I like a laugh I like company. I use my phone a lot. I have my IPad granted but do as little as I have to on it.
Kes
21st Aug 2018
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Brilliant poem Mike, with a reality behind it. The third verse, last couple of words made me think. Carry on Dot.Com............ a new Carry On film on the subject would be hilarious.
catryn
21st Aug 2018
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Lovely poems Mick, especially the dot.com one. (Disagree with referendum one myself, I think the millions to NHS lies fooled a lot of people) but the loss of partner ones are very beautiful.
WendyT26
21st Aug 2018
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Well done you ! Sums us oldies up .it's marvel to me how I manage surfers ,com !

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