A Modern Question

Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen

June 25, 2013

Do you belong in this day and age? Do you feel comfortable being a citizen of the 21st-century? If you do, explain why — and if you don’t, when in human history would you rather be?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us MODERN.

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I think every age has its ups and downs. For example, Renaissance Europe had dashing gentleman and beautiful ladies, but no telephones. Probably very primitive toilets.

So I think I’m fine just where I am. That being the boring response that it is, I decided to try poetry this time, using the abab rhyme scheme.

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Modernity is subjective,

Constantly changing shape;

Used as an invective

If heydays be used as measuring tape;

Used as highest praise

To the pretentious, or a new age

artiste; Lazy days

And broken ties cause great rage.

You can be modern in thought

In word or in deed;

But the question remains: what

is ‘modern’ indeed?