Hanging Up on the Telephone

Open Telephone


“I had to interrupt and stop this conversation
Your voice across the line gives me a strange sensation”

– Blondie, Hanging on the Telephone


What stresses you out?

The mere thought of it sends a spasm,

of a reflex,

of a rebel yell,

of a ‘No!’

through you.


When I saw the fourth…

(I think it’s the fourth,

but numbers stress me out,

as do lists)

photography prompt in the list,

with which I am currently,

torturing myself,

rather pleasurably

Something That Stresses You Out

my mind went blank,

and for a second,

I was under the deluded illusion that nothing stressed me out,

but then I heard time ticking away…

(Time limits stress me out)

and suddenly I was blessed with the recollection of the multitude of things,

which make my insides scream.

It’s not the telephone itself which causes internal tumult,

the invention is spiffing,

it’s how certain people use it which enervates the nerves.


“I’m in the phone booth, it’s the one across the hall
If you don’t answer, I’ll just ring it off the wall”

– Blondie, Hanging on the Telephone

4 thoughts on “Hanging Up on the Telephone

      • Thank you very much Jennifer! I’ll go check it out. Do you believe in paranormal activity as well like Casper the Friendly Ghost


        • There did look like there was a ghostly figure of a woman crying beside a grand piano in one of the reflections on the telephone box pic I took.

          I find the concept of paranormal activity interesting. I tend to prefer the scientific explanations for certain paranormal events and experiences because it explores the workings of nature which is very mysterious. Certain vibrations can cause the brain to hallucinate, certain natural phenomena can appear to be a ghost and are just as hard to figure out what causes them, or why they affect us a certain way.

          Humans are a great creative outlet for paranormal activity.

          I’m open to ideas, and don’t really need to lock them down to any particular thing. Belief is a bit restrictive. It’s a conclusion, and there is far too much we don’t know to be that certain about anything. Or at least that’s my approach.


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