“Text Message”

It’s a text messaging world we live in nowadays.  Admit it.  We hardly call people anymore.  We send text messages instead.

And we don’t like to answer phone calls as much either.  We’d rather they send a message for us to read at a more convenient time.

I’m willing to bet, too, that probably close to 100% of us texters have sent a message in the car.  No need to fess up, just as long as you’re aware now.  And promise that before you touch that phone, you will pull over!

Day 5’s prompt comes from Amanda Laughtland.

Here’s Amanda’s prompt: Write a text message poem. Compose a poem in several short sections inspired by the compression of text messages. The poem might have one speaker or many speakers.

“Text Message”

don’t do it
it’s not worth it
it can wait
your hands are busy
and so is your brain

don’t do it
lives are at stake
you are important
so are they
control yourself

that text message
won’t go anywhere
you are driving
it will wait


"Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks." Texting While Driving Prevention

Distracted driving, including texting while driving, is the number one killer of American teens. Please share this infographic to educate the young adults in your life about this dangerous habit.


2 thoughts on ““Text Message”

  1. scary how many people I see still texting. It’s against the law up here….you can’t even talk on the phone, let alone actually text. Hubby lays the full charge if he catches anyone.
    I’d just back the cruiser over their expensive smart phone — that’s probably why he’s the one in uniform, not me. ha
    good job. This should be a billboard PSA!


    • I see it all the time around here too. I get really upset when someone cuts me off and I see it was because they were on their phone! They’re not just glancing, they’re doing actual tasks on it because I see them holding it above the steering wheel a long time… Getting on the road is scary nowadays!


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