I found my friend was ready for bed
I said good night thinking it was odd
That at 3PM you would go to bed.
It’s the 18-hour time difference
You see, I’m out of kilter with so many
You’d think living in the future
Would be an advantage
I know tomorrow’s weather before you
But mostly its lonely nights.
The Internet has introduced
New friends, new ideas
I am more aware of others
Learning all the time
Adjusting to rising early
Saying good night
In the middle of my afternoon.
The future I say looks good,
Once you catch up to me.
Written for: http://pookypoetry.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/poetry-prompt-28-time-difference/
Ooooh I love this! It has really got me imagining what this life would be like…
Sometimes it’s irritating. Sometimes it ok, but I just see it as that’s how it is and I can’t do much about it, though I can never find out the lotto numbers in advance.
🙂 what a shame!
How come you have do many friends in other times? I do increasingly. It makes my urge to check online the moment I wake even greater..
Certainly it makes for interesting days I know that. And yes I agree its always interesting to see who has said what first thing of a morning. Its become a way of life for me now.
One of the greatest things I love about the internet. Friends from all over the world in different time zones. So no matter what time you are on here there is always something going on, something to read or someone to talk to. And time is relative among friends.
So true Jackie, thanks for that excellent comment.
It’s really very confusing at time isn’t it! I’m never sure exaclty when I’m talking to people…
Thanks Georgia yes I often have to stop and look at my world clock to work out what time of day it is wherever sometime is chatting to me.
Yes, living in Australia puts us in front of a large part of the world!
Thank you for your comment. Everyone bar New Zealand I think.
Lovely poem, Michael. You have addressed the weirdness of it all as well as how great it is that our world is shrinking with the internet and we are all so connected…that part is pretty cool!
It is isn’t it. Thanks so much for reading and your comment.
I`m so happy I worked days today…writing in the morning before leaving for work, enjoying a stressful hockey game. Life is good living normal for one day.
The WP is awake 24/7.
I could use a few hours more in my day. But – something tells me that I’d always be looking for more time. So – will take what I get & deal with it.