New Tech Not Like Old Love


New Tech Not Like Old Love

My love is not an iPhone,
he doesn’t wake me with tinkling bells,
nor list, with distance, shops near home
and what they each might sell.

For love’s a different calling,
my calling’s to be his own–
No new tech’s so enthralling
as a love that lasts lifelong.

My love’s not like an iWatch,
not even an old-time Swatch;
my skin the touchscreen for his touch–
he makes it bing and such–

still, love’s a different calling–
(his calling’s to be my own),
and the love in which we’re falling
we’ll fall into our whole life long.

Oh my love, he is an i-Him
who helps me to be i-Me,
in ways before our union
we never quite could be–

For love’s a different calling,
a call to be each our own–
this love in which we’re falling
together our whole life long.

Here’s a drafty sort of love poem/love song for Kenia’s prompt on Real Toads to write the “perfect love poem.”  (I’ve been singing it to myself, but not in a position to come up with recording.)  This is certainly not the “perfect love poem” but I tried to use some of the elements Kenia mentioned as being common to love poems–comparison, obstacles–as well as relatively modern lingo.

This is some number of poem for April, 2015, National Poetry Month–

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15 Comments on “New Tech Not Like Old Love”

  1. Sanaa Says:

    To think that love and technology can intermingle like that and create an even more intensified touch…! charming… 😀

  2. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) Says:

    A delight! You certainly managed the contemporary language, lol, to result in a sweet ballad of true love.

  3. othermary Says:

    Steve Jobs aint got nothin’ on you. This is sweet and clever and fun.

  4. Sounds like the real deal to me…..I wonder – do young people write and receive romantic hand written love letters any more? or do they get brief acronym messages texted and littered with LOL’s?

  5. Wonderful, this is a great song, and I’m glad that technology is not love, the simile of skin and touchscreen is very clever.

  6. Yes, even Steve Jobs couldn’t create a love match. Love the techie play in this.

  7. M Says:

    an I-him :). currently waiting at car rental in lovely Newark after a red-eye from the left coast. Going to be working super long hours the next 5 day – wonder if I’ll make the 30… ~

  8. Marian Says:

    Too sweet, Karin. Awwwwww.

  9. Oh my love, he is an i-Him
    who helps me to be i-Me,…… delightful

  10. hedgewitch Says:

    I can almost hear you singing,k–definitely has a cadence to it, and a lot of truth and humor as well. I’m afraid I’m more of an i-diot atm than anything else. ;_)

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Ha. Well, I had a much quirkier poem that I really liked better, but then got into sentiment somehow, and that took over. Know how you feel for sure. k.

      On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 1:34 PM, ManicDDaily wrote:


  11. Mama Zen Says:

    Can I call this adorable? It is!

  12. Kerry O'Connor Says:

    still, love’s a different calling–
    (his calling’s to be my own),
    and the love in which we’re falling
    we’ll fall into our whole life long.

    My favourite part 🙂

    I read with much concern how the addiction to electronic devices is leading to the breakdown of relationships. Your poem is very much on point, Karin.

  13. Jim Says:

    Best be on watch to what is going on in your watch drawer.
    I like the “… my love, he is an i-Him, who helps me to be i-Me.” I-Him and I-Me’s may be the next generation of watches, coming soon.

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