Connection

I have 1082 friends and yet I am lonely.

I talk to them everyday but none of them really know me.

The moment we open our laptops and connect to the net, we shut the door on the face of reality.

Not thinking what we could have done at this moment for posterity. We indulge ourselves in things that catch the eye.

But shutting the machine down, we let out a huge sigh.

Where was I moment ago? Where am I now?

All this technology we have, it’s just an illusion of community and friendship.

Yet when you step away from this device of delusion, you awaken to see a world of confusion.

A world where we are slaves to the technology we have invented.

Where we exploit all the information presented.

A world of self image, self interest and fanciful notions.

Where we portray our best selves but leave out the emotions.

We are becoming unsocial, we chat online everyday but then why?

Because we no longer engage ourselves and look in the eye.

A place where we are heard but not seen.

A place where we type and talk, a haven for every teen.

We are most happy with an experience we share, but is it the same if no one is there.

Be there for your friends and they’ll be there too.

But no one will be, if a group message will do.

Are you feeling alone in the crowd?

People hiding behind their phones wrapped in a shroud.

You don’t need to swipe your screen or look at your menu and contact list.

Say Hi to the person next to you, learn to co-exist.

Now the parks are so quiet, it gives me a chill to see the swings stand still.

There’s no more hide and seek, rock paper scissors and skipping stones.

We are generation of fools, tablets and smartphones.

We all stopped looking at the sky.

Unable to see in our own mind’s eye.

So caught up in all distraction.

We make ourselves unable to imagine.

You make your TV remote more important than the poem you wrote.

Watching the TV, all sort of unrealistic thoughts you promote.

How can you not care?

That your kid does not scare,

When he sees a guy with a gun,

And a victim unable to run.

This kid is blind.

From the media taking over his mind.

Technology is a mess.

Expanding our universe but limiting our minds, to the people we were before we spoke lines.

Dates are so monotonous now, unable to have a conversation without a phone for liberation.

 We are trapped.

 In a world made for progress in fact.

Then why don’t people just act?

For a place where society does lack.

So look up from your phone, shut down that display

You have a finite number of days set in array.

Why get indulged in this delusional world and fret.

So when you sleep eternally, all that is left is regret.

Read a book, write a poem, run a little while, be productive.

Put your time to good use, work your mind on things constructive.

We the people have the power, to travel across the globe in just hours.

In the end, we need to be free.

So we can be connected in liberty.

Go out into the world, leave distractions behind.

Live your life the way it was meant for mankind.

~Inspired by Gary Turk

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