Bitterland – Inspired by “The Veldt”

Here is our poem by Nina and Maya we explained how society has created such a beneficial product that has turned us against each other; also known as technology. We chose to dive into the topic of how we, as humanity are so dependent on technology. We need to open our eyes and have real life experiences to see the destruction happening around us.

When all we see is screens we forget what its like to be seen

With FaceTime we replace time, we look at Facebook but forget to face books

As we Instagram our life we want instant fame, instant gains, all we do is install games


We go through life replacing families with glowing screens but in real life …

Teens addicted to machinery instead of natures beautiful scenery

but all we see is teens on caffeine and nicotine restricted, addicted, conflicted.

Blocked and bruised defined by their notifications

The feeling of sedation because humankind is too reclined

we need to redefine our speed and not force feed and maybe we’ll succeed


But our need to connect, reflect, take the next step

We need to learn how to communicate, get our facts straight

And except that this world isn’t going in the right direction

We need to show affection, to accept our imperfections as we feel real connections


Be bold, don’t be cold and remember to hold, hold onto what you’ve been told

Change, just because its strange

we need to exchange these machines for parents, sentimental, gentle love and care

I know your scared…

We need to give up these controlling screens and by all means..

exclude these news magazines they aren’t helping,

So now its time that we rise and look in their eyes, look outside and enjoy this disguise because its not real,

We can’t conceal we have to heal and new deal, no excuse

It starts with you.

2 thoughts on “Bitterland – Inspired by “The Veldt”

  1. Thank you for posting your poetry project based on the short story “The Veldt,” a project for both English 9 and COL (ADL10). I have some observations regarding this piece on a technological perspective.

    – LOVE the poem and how you recited it as a voiceover!!!
    – Editing and overall presentation is extremely well done
    – Extremely creative layout of information that is aesthetically pleasing
    – Looks professional in format (music video style)
    – Poem is well-written and represented within the film
    – The visuals, text and audio is extremely suitable
    – Multiple categories highlight the short story through an excellent poem
    – Properly posted on your edublog!

    I hope that you enjoyed doing this project and learnt not only about poetry, but also how to use a new technological tool!
    Thank you,

    Mr. Barazzuol
    COL Teacher

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