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Anand Banerjee

Drama


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Anand Banerjee

Drama


Perpetually Perplexed!

Perpetually Perplexed!

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Once upon a time, everything seemed to be fine

There were no mobile phones, neither was a landline

Yet people stayed deeply connected, miles apart

And those connections were truly heart to heart!


Then came the quintessential device, the telephone

And help it did, ensuring no one ever felt left alone

No matter how far or how wide, however high or low

Pick the receiver and dial, let the conversation flow!


Along came the mobile phone, and it turned smart

Whether you’re home or you’re roaming way apart

You can hear the voice of your loved ones in a click

Every woman and man, then would a mobile pick!


So far so good my mates, but then came the hysteria

One that ruined all connections, we call it social media

I now no longer get to see or hear my friends mostly

Heck, they don’t even respond to my DMs presently!


FB n’ Insta update me on important events in their lives

Some long got divorced, some got new husbands or wives

I cannot blame them for not inviting me to their wedding

It’s all my fault, social media has never been my bidding!


I wait days on, just for a reply to my DM from a loved one

Apparently FB posts and comments is where it’s now done

Forgive my ignorance, I didn’t realize times have changed

Pleasantries n’ feelings are over FB & Insta now exchanged!


You cannot expect a friend to respond to “how’re you doing?”

Checking ‘stories n’ statuses’, nowadays seem the real thing

For a Three AM friend, never have I had so many as I do now

Coz’ they’re in abundance on FB, putting themselves in stow!


So many ways and mediums to connect in this modern world

Then why’s my human connection gone to the netherworld?

Oh! dear Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp

I solemnly want those good ol' heart to heart connections back!


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