A Phoneless Lament


A PHONELESS LAMENT

Oh, my poor little heart
would go flutter-flitter
if only someone could send me
a text or a twitter.

The other girls are so happy
with their little phones so cute
while I’m a social outcast
because I’m phoneless and mute!

I’m like a dog without a bone–
like a queen without a throne–
all because you’re so STUBBORN
and won’t buy me a phone!

It’ll be all your fault
when I’m sad and alone–
a spinster forever
because I have no telephone!

Marcia SchwartzWritten by Marcia Schwartz.
Illustrated by Rachael Novak.



This illustrated poem was created for Project OpenBook, an experiment in doing good.

To learn more and follow the journey, visit:
marblespark.com/project-openbook

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4 Responses to “A Phoneless Lament”

  1. -m Says:

    Great collaboration ladies! keep up the good work.
    but, don't buy teenagers cell phones. let them work for their own.
    this will teach the value of the dollar, as-well-as a strong work ethic.
    -m

  2. teacuprach Says:

    you betcha! I didn't have a phone till I was late into high school, my kids won't be any different 😉

  3. -m Says:

    Great collaboration ladies! keep up the good work.
    but, don't buy teenagers cell phones. let them work for their own.
    this will teach the value of the dollar, as-well-as a strong work ethic.
    -m

  4. teacuprach Says:

    you betcha! I didn't have a phone till I was late into high school, my kids won't be any different 😉

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