Feeling the need to shake a little poetry into the Blogosphere on this Daily Post prompt
Simply put, the Challenge was this: “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” — Gertrude Stein
Do you agree?
THE SOCIAL MENAGERIE
Our World, so fast-paced
With the 3G, 4G, and telecom interlaced.
Our Children are learning how to love more things, but understanding less how to Love
Caught in the hustle and bustle, the traffic-jam mess,
We work more and Live less.
To turn off the noise, to shut it all out,
One must cease to rush, to pass, to shout.
What with the Social Menagerie and All.
Linked-In to the Facebooking-Instagramming-Pintrest
You must express interest.
Let’s not forget the pull of Reality TV
You know, those people, whom we all apparently wish we could be?
Have you seen them?
Their self-absorbed consumption and over the top looks –
Just what, exactly, do you believe
Is their track record with books?
Do we even care anymore? Have we got a clue?
About education? And family?
You know those things we supposedly value…
It’s amazing how quick we are to complain
About Government, inflation, and the rain
It’s easy to hide behind the many screens
Amidst the sound bites, the live feeds, the constant information streams
We “Like” and “Pin” and “Share”
But do we really know what it means?
Not to Sleep. Just to Wonder.
Open your mind’s eye to the years gone by.
Drink it all in.
We are who we are now because of where we’ve been.
Body and Mind
Feel yourself removed from the daily Grind.
Shut off the peripheral sounds.
Until the last floorboard has creaked
And the nightingale’s song is done
Do one thing everyday to reclaim your sanity
And you just might find
That in these simple acts
We shall reclaim Humanity.