The Tucumcari Literary Review is an interesting small press literary magazine published in Los Angeles, California.   It mostly features poems written in traditional, rhyming forms.   I sent them a selection of verse and included the following - which I thought was rather slight - as an afterthought, and was surprised when they published it.   I suppose it hits a note with people, as it were:

Calling the tune


I hate those dreadful mobile phones
that have annoying ringing tones:
"Yankee Doodle", "Three Blind Mice",
or Big Benís chimes, repeated twice.
All throughout our towns and cities
cellphones play these mindless ditties.
Now I ask for just one thing,
That phones once more would simply 'ring'.

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