Ray Bradbury’s short story The Veldt is about the Hadley family and how they live in a house is completely run by machinery. Bradbury illustrates the way how the majority of humanity is headed if we continue down this path when using technology. My poem was heavily inspired of the Veldt and how technology can change the dynamics between families and friends.
The Sounds of Screen
Tap, tap, tap
What is this, a new app?
Replacing, taking our time that we state is so precious
We are reckless
Kids are being disconnected from friends and parents
And having them be exchanged with technology parrots
Sure parrots are great they say
But when you reach the point in time where everything is grey
The guidance of a real and I mean real person is the doorway
Likes and comments might fill you with false happiness
However, with one dislike or mean statement
Be carful the internet can be quite ravenous
We treat this tool as child’s play
Yet it is almost at our doomsday.
But, I mean what do we even think?
The next generation can deal with the problem of our tech, right?
No, let us take flight towards the daylight
We have the power to rewrite
It is important that we ignore the wants of our overconsumption
Time to stop making assumptions