old neighborhood

A quadrille (44 words) on the word “lull”,  linking to dVerse Poetics.


no one sits

on their front

porch anymore or

talks to neighbors

across backyard

patio fences.

no children play

on neat lawns

or ride bikes

together down

uneven sidewalks.

plugged-in society,

as dull hum of

blue screens

lull us all to

fitful sleep.

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rose
    Feb 26, 2016 @ 11:43:10

    So true. I miss this- when the entire Beirut came together to play.


  2. katiemiafrederick
    Feb 17, 2016 @ 00:33:00

    WeLL.. my.. my..
    Lynn.. if not
    for De’s third
    i can count you
    at the end once again..
    alas.. i farthest of all
    after De.. just three
    prompts behind.. he
    HE.. but haha..
    never failed
    to poeticAlly
    on any Dverse
    poem yet..
    of 2015..
    and by Easter..
    my own next
    Novel iN Anthology
    of that coming again..
    iN ‘GodsUniVerseNovel3’..
    in other words.. sMiles
    and thanks for the
    and yes..
    i loved
    by the way..
    in other words..
    i’m not here to
    play paint by
    video games..
    iN Blues scream oF death..;)


  3. Mysticalwriter
    Feb 15, 2016 @ 19:08:51

    Happy Birthday, hope you had a fun ~ filled with joy & laughter


  4. roach59
    Feb 15, 2016 @ 02:01:57

    Happy Birthday Lynn. Hope you have many, many more.


  5. mishunderstood
    Feb 12, 2016 @ 18:51:16

    I think our society will suffer greatly because of this trend. I wonder why we are so easily lulled by the latest and greatest of everything. Great message in your poem…couldn’t agree more.


  6. Bodhirose
    Feb 11, 2016 @ 20:07:48

    During my visit today with my mother, she and I were talking about how kids don’t play much outside anymore like we did when we were growing up. There has to be a balance…fresh air and being outside is good for all of us! 🙂


  7. Grace
    Feb 10, 2016 @ 16:42:32

    Yes, that’s all I see nowadays, kids and adults stuck to the screen ~ And I don’t use the screen to lull me to sleep as I think its a bad habit ~ Enjoyed this one Lynn ~ Thanks for joining us ~


  8. Victoria C. Slotto
    Feb 10, 2016 @ 13:46:33

    Way too true. Like De, I’m happy to live in friendly neighborhoods….see, Nevada (where we both live) doesn’t exactly fit its stereotype! Just don’t go downtown!


  9. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Feb 10, 2016 @ 13:35:29

    I hope they play outside… I hope there is still someone who pause from screens every now and then


  10. lynn__
    Feb 10, 2016 @ 13:26:50

    Your comment makes me smile 😊


  11. whimsygizmo
    Feb 10, 2016 @ 13:21:49

    I love this. And it makes me thankful to live in a neighborhood where kids still play outside.


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