by James W. Spain, II
As I travel this great
country of ours and engage in conversation abroad
I am always pleased to see the reaction
from those that I have engaged.
Times are tough and emotions are
running quite high with friendship quite low at times.
There was a time that people stopped
to converse and did not feel threatened
many years ago,
just like Robert Frost wrote in “A Time To Talk”.
I think it was a normal part of life,
we trusted each other and enjoyed others’ kind words.
Conversation was looked at as a regular
part of life and considered somewhat of an art.
News was spread,
and yes gossip too,
But the era prior to today’s vast
social network was filled with old fashioned conversation.
Perhaps we should all just
“Go up to the stone wall for a friendly visit”