Thursday, April 13, 2017

K is for KARMA in an Electronic Age #AtoZChallenge

April #AtoZChallenge and #PoetryMonth
Three goals I had in mind while writing my collection of linked poetry:
1. To celebrate my appreciation of life
2. To experience the process of writing linked poetry, a form of Japanese renshi
3. To give thanks for and better appreciate a life well-lived.
The flowers are a colorful bonus for the #AtoZChallenge
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 K is for Karma and Kobus Magnolia  


Letters, addressed
Stamped and postmarked

Telegrams, then air mail
Telephones and texting
Computers and skype 

Instant contact through
Email smiley faces
Facebook games
Twitter characters

News first hand
Almost before it occurs
Instant karma in an electronic age

Where will the world be
When the lights go out?

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With everything at our fingertips and our patience at an end, it is difficult to imagine if technology has us racing on a treadmill chasing the carrot or if it is technology racing to keep up with our imaginations.


  1. I agree with your closing reflection...
    We live in an instant gratification society where everything is just a click away! We want everything, and it must happen immediately. Patience is a concept that not too many youngsters understand.
    Where will the world be when the lights go out? Where indeed...?
    Writer In Transit

    1. This seems especially poignant with so much talk about nuclear weapons testing.

  2. Hi Gail - having been in London yesterday and seeing everyone with a phone attached to them - I wonder if their eyes ever get a chance to be normal, or their ears can hear the bird song ... or if their brains get any 'brain space' as I call it ... a term that came to me amongst the hazzamagumph of dealing with my Ma and my uncle for their last years ... no space to think ... I think I've thought of a good new word!!!!! Cheers Hilary

  3. Interesting train of thought, Hilary. No brain space - no silence to think.