November 25, 2008


Life passes at a breakneck rate.
Brisk as text messages.
Time only for the executive summary.
The Dummies’ Guide.
The abridged audio download.

The Dow-Jones average.
The brief diversion
of the Breaking News.
The quick synopsis.
The cursory look.

The no-frills stats.
The FAQs.
Reading on a need-to-know basis.
The World at a Glance
in the commuter freesheet.

History a volley of bullet points.

by Dennis O’Driscoll


  1. Great poem. I like the line "Brisk as text messages."

  2. Very appropriate description of the brief and to the point lifestyles that so many lead today.
    Thanks :)

  3. That's a wonderful poem that reminds me why I am celebrating my retirement with special thanks this year.