The Veldt Poem
Struggling in Silence
Silence seeks through the room, not a sound be heard
Other than the constant clicking noise of tapping on a screen.
Tap, swipe, drag, delete.
We are trapped in an antisocial technological world,
it may be hard to find your way out
But it only comes down to one decision.
Sure technology appears to be opening a lot of doors
for future generations,
But what about all the doors it has been closing.
How are we to be called human if we have no humanity?
no voice to say “hey”
not an ask about your day
As we all rather virtually play.
Not a smile on a face reading through texts,
tweets and comments.
The buzzing sound of the air conditioning blowing through the house.
We rather keep cool indoors
Than be shivered by the wind outside.
When a voice comes aloud
a little chirp of excitement
no enthusiasm in the voice saying
Nobody listens, or even acknowledges one another.
Reflections, expressions and first impressions,
Why would we talk when we can tweet?
Why imagine when google takes 0.47 seconds
To imagine for you.
We have made this our new reality
When nothing is real at all.
advise to you is to interact
with one another and disconnect,
You don’t have to though.
Sit back in your room on your phone,
it’s not my time you’re wasting