Literate for a Day
Someone or something you can’t communicate with through writing (a baby, a pet, an object) can understand every single word you write today, for one day only. What do you tell them? —Daily Prompt
P felt his mobile phone vibrate and he picked it out of his pocket to see if he had any incoming messages. He jumped out of his skin when the phone shouted a loud “Hello…” at him.
P: Hello! …Who’s that?
Cell phone: It’s me, Samsung.
P: Is that you my old Samsung? Are you talking to me? Can you hear me? What a surprise!
Cell phone: WordPress has given me the powers to read… just for today… Using those powers, I read the codes inside my body and acquired the technique of talking as well! You are always shouting ‘Hello… Hello’ at me. I thought I’d do that to you today so you’ll know what it feels like, having all the talk and Hellos shouted in your face in a loud voice.
P: Awwww! I’m sorry if I have been a nuisance. But it’s awesome that you can now communicate! Simply cool! So tell me why WordPress has made you literate?
Cell phone: The people at WordPress must have thought that it is high time that you appreciated my services to you. So come on, post something in praise of me! Let me get some cyber fame!
P: At your service my phone… Here’s my ode to you…
When out of credit, don’t cut my calls;
You may think humans are just your thralls,
But let important talks be finished
Before you ask that funds be replenished;
Waiting for a minute or an hour even,
Your charms, for sure, will not lessen
If you are only not so monetarily driven!
Constant companion, in my pocket you travel,
Jeans or pants, no matter what the apparel;
You sleep by my side, plugged into a socket;
I’m only human and sometimes may forget
To charge your reserves, but it would be nice,
If you have a battery that never dies
And calls may not be missed by the device.
And when at times you do disappear
I’m thrown into panic, I hold you so dear;
I am so used to having you around,
To you I am now totally bound,
Connecting me with friends and all I love
While all over the globe I may rove;
Do cancel roaming charges, as goodwill it may behove.
Models of Motorola, Nokia and LG,
Modern and stunning, tried to allure me;
Faithfully so long, I stuck to my old Samsung,
Your praises will certainly not go unsung;
But I sometimes wish your keyboard was qwerty,
It would have helped my texting, I’m so quirky;
Also, a touch screen would have been perky.
I need more apps in you, to tell you the truth;
A nicer camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
To take pictures and upload my Blog post,
For NaBloPoMo and prompts of the Daily Post;
Now ‘Selfies’, I learn, are the current rage
I’d like to take some and post on my Facebook page,
So if I get a new phone, please don’t take umbrage;
It would pain me terribly Samsung, if you now burst into a swan song…