Elec­tric Noise

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - By RON GRA­HAM

OUR mi­crowaves say “beep-beep-beep”,

And door­bells chime “ding-dong”.

Our note­books, tin­kling, wake from sleep; And smart­phones sing a song.

Our smoke alarms chirp “bat­tery low”;

And clocks ring in the morn.

Our cars protest at belts un­done;

Or thieves they scare and warn.

Our chil­dren’s toys play nurs­ery rhymes; Or oth­er­wise make noise.

The Christ­mas tree sings car­ols bright For all the girls and boys. I had a dream, an aw­ful dream, That no elec­tric thing Could any longer make a sound

And I heard song­birds sing.

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