Elimination and elevation both are frequent occurrences
In the natural process of replacement and rejuvenation
Now You too a part of history being abandoned forever
Adieu, Ho! The most sensational and stunning messenger.
None can deny the instant surprises and shocks you caused
None can deny the gallant smiles and tears you triggered
None can forget the intense sweat and fret you rendered
None can forget the immense tickles and strokes you aroused
Once hailed as the quickest transmitter is now called a burden
Once loved as a champion conveyer now labeled as obsolete
So far you survived with your vast and vibrant network
Sustaining your might amidst this digitally powered world.
For sixteen decades an assured source of anticipation and fear
Master connector of the whole nation from metros to villages
Emerged the smart phones, broadband and their out springs
But how far they will reach the rural and native nooks?
We will miss your punch and the way you excited our pulse
We will miss your pinch and the way you exerted us to hush
Outshined you are as outdated, unreliable and unprofitable
But wish to get back Ho! You the most effective and efficient messenger!
Not many modernists are lyrical, and the old school is trapped in romanticism. I feel you are able to create that subtle shift from romantic to lyrical with a modernist core. Keep going. Congrats…
A fantastic farewell address to an age old telegraphy.There are still bards like Sk to praise Samuel Morse in the proper perspective as it was the only source which can transmit messages quickly long before.Old is gold.
News can be different and the portrayal of its contrary nature is the cornerstone of this poem.Nice one.