Over at dVerse Poetics, we are writing letters from the future. This also ties in with ABC Wednesday‘s letter of the week – F – for the future (not so distant one, since I am the one writing this imagined letter in the future)
This Sunday’s Pearls Before Swine comic was also something related – you can see that comic here.
Hello, from the future..
Dear me, today I recalled a memory –
Feeling delightful, and fearful of a future unknown
I buried this time capsule for older-me
On a day that now seems long gone.
With my faithful pen, I sit down to write
As your(my?) grand kids play outside;
For now, I let the capsule be –
Be someone else’s discovery.
Dystopian it is not
nor a green paradise
nor is it a scene from the Jetsons yet
(The trip to Mars – yes, did succeed!
A story for another day, it is)
But know that we did right
Going green and all that
Certainly made our future bright;
Food forests are the theme of the day
and we still have flowers in May,
While CDs and desktops
Are a thing of the past,
The future, well,
I am having a blast!
17 thoughts on “Hello, from the future..”
What a wonderful future.. So good we made the right choice of going green… I like the thought of food forest.
thanks Bjorn, I really hope for this (or even a more wonderful future for all!!) – I just happened to read a post about food forests on my friend's FB page a couple of days ago – http://permaculturenews.org/category/plants/food-forests/
Haha! Your mention of the Jetsons is fun and spot on. I used to enjoy that cartoon a lot. 🙂
Thank you – a future like in the Jetsons seems a little far-fetched (while I am still in it a few decades from now) – though might happen a little later ..
ah, good days ahead… A letter I wouldn't be too hesitant to read…. I'll be on the lookout for the letter detailing that trip to mars. smiles.
Anthony, thank you … regarding the trip to the red planet – yes, i will get to that one soon
Good for you ~ I like the positive spin – going green & food forests ~
Thanks for participating ~
thanks for the wonderful prompt Grace.. always enjoy being a part of dVerse..
hopefully that message catches on…i would hate for my grand kids to not see trees
a food forest def sounds intriguing……sounds like it is going good…
welcome back again — if you link in, do find time to read at least those that have read you,
just like your side bar says — we all appreciate comments
thank you Brian and I really hope so too..I still recall reading a story in a children's magazine years ago titled – 'Grandpa, what is a tree?' (chilling indeed)..
and a sincere thank you for the push to comment – i really needed it – i read but i pause, wondering how and what to comment on other's posts and then think to myself, i will get back to it later with a meaningful comment and then…….
so dropping in on the dVerse family soon:)
sounds like we managed to turn the wheel around with our going green…oh i wish we would really manage…
I wish you a fantastic future! Thanks for your poem.
Beautiful poem. Future looks bright.
I love the positive slant. And having a blast as one lives — one surely cannot fault that!
Hope the future is fabulous for everyone!
i think i would have a blast in the future too
Nice. I have tired of dystopia, BTW.