Thursday, June 5, 2008

11. Community!


Community is dead they say but is it?
Alright, I'll be a little more explicit….
I've made a friend in space;
We may not meet face to face,
But that is not the point I'm making, is it?

She is young and I am older, quite a lot so,
But we do have things in common is that not so?
She's a Blogger of renown,
I am still a clueless clown,
And I'm dazzled by the Blog that she has got, so …….

In the vast and neverending cyber spaces,
Where we pay no heed to ages, colours, races,
As two Bloggers we can meet,
Calling 'Hi!' in Cyber Street,
Which is quite the most delectable of places.

Long ago we might have lived in the same town,
Me in calico and her in silken gown.
I'd have been that old Dame Brenda,
Sitting close up to the fender,
With her workworn fingers old and gnarled and brown.

She'd have come to bring some victuals and good cheer;
She'd have said a charming '"How are you my dear?"
She'd be known for paying heed
To the villagers in need
And I'd be so touched I'd shed a little tear.

Community! It flourished in those days!
And we've moved on to more enlightened ways.
The concept's changed its type
And now the time is ripe
To realise that Blogs aren't just a craze.

We may not live as close as just next-door,
And yet we all are closer still, I'm sure,
For our magic finger tips
Can make ether-crossing trips.
So! Community is back with us once more!


Anonymous said...

I enjoy your poetry and look forward to adding you to my "community".
Barbara @ Nana's Corner

Kat said...

A lovely poem in tribute...

Who can tell you're a "clueless clown".. You're the wisest Gentlewoman..!!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Very nice tribute to a friend.

Alicia said...

This poem is lovely! I'm so glad you found this community and that you enjoy it as much as I do. Your friend is blessed to be able to share her thoughts with you and you with her.

Treasia Stepp said...

What a beautiful poem you've wrote. It's so true as well. We make many a friend over the internet with no thought to race, creed, age or gender.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello Brenda...

My friend, welcome to Sunday Favorites! I'm just tickled pink to have you join in with our "blast from the past" party!

My...oh my...what a fabulous poem! I loved it!!! I think you so perfectly captured the essence of what we call blog friends!!! There truly is a sence of community here! This is just a wonderful poem, Brenda! You are a creative and talented lady!!! Thank you so much for sharing your gifted words with us for Sunday Favorites! It's so very nice to meet you!!! I do hope that you'll join in with us again!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Tumblewords: said...

A delightful tribute to the new communities that have created us, even as we create them! Lovely piece!

Stan Ski said...

I wish all my neighbours were like you. I'm going to visit Kim at Laketrees now.

Gel said...

Your poem enthusiastically shows that the internet can bring people closer together in community and support. Delightful, astute, and wonderfully descriptive thank you to this woman who has inspired, supported and encouraged you!

linda may said...

Yes yes yes, and a very special community it is too.Thanks for sharing this Brenda.

Americanising Desi said...

salutations for a wonderful tribute!

Happy Easter!

Merciless Mentor

Anonymous said...

you have pulled me from a hull
and made me a tree

I don't like the rimes
but I do like the sea

keiths ramblings said...

Absolutely delightful.A special friend indeed.

George S Batty said...

nice tribute.. wonderful poem

Thomma Lyn said...

What an insightful post on community and how it has changed and grown and developed into new shapes in modern times.

Old Egg said...

It is so good that in this creative blogging community we have those that comment on our work and become our mentors as we do in turn to them.

Lilibeth said...

A nicely crafted poem and a great tribute to those we spend hours with yet never see.