POETRY CORNER: Gone are the Days

by Marilou Suchar

The telephone rings
Who could it be?
Gone are the days
That they want me!

The cell phone chirps
I pick up to see
Nope! – just a hoax
Not a pleasantry.

I hear a ping –
Is it my texting friend?
I stop to read
I don’t comprehend.

Gone are the days
When the telephone rings
And it’s my family
To see how I’ve been.


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