Typewriter Rodeo: Back in My Day

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Sean PetrieSeptember 16, 2016 9:58 am

It’s 2016 – we’ve got waterproof supercomputers in our pockets, an artifical intelligence assistant and buttons we can press to have toilet paper delivered. News gets to our screens faster than we can read it. We can watch an event across the world from the comfort of our couches in real-time. But it wasn’t always like this. Things used to be simple.

Back in My Day

Oh ages ago
When I was in school
We never said “sweet”
Nope, it was all “cool”

And we didn’t have iPads
Instead we had “books”
And we had to use “mirrors”
To check out our looks

There weren’t any cell phones
Screens that played games and talked
Nope instead we usually
Looked up when we walked

Oh and our solar system
Had nine planets, not eight
Oh Pluto, we miss you!
Com back. We’ll wait.


Produced by Laura Rice.