Hello my loyal followers,
Here is an attempt at a poem that I did as an extra credit assignment for one of my classes this semester. I hope you enjoy it!
The Modern Day Hermit
How blissful were the days
When no modern technology existed
To disrupt the little peace of mind we once had
When relationships were as strong as ever
When people were living in the moment
And enjoying that moment to the fullest
Surrounded by families and friends
And not by lifeless electronics.
When stories, art, and music were enough
To inspire and motivate us to soar up to the sky
On the wings created from our imaginations
And our ambitions did not include
Gaining thousands of friends,
Or, if you will, strangers
On our social media accounts.
When our dreams and ambitions were
so simple and pure in that they did not consist of
Jealousy, spite, and bitterness
When Love was more than enough
To overcome the tragedies of life
All the while reminiscing the
Songs of love that our mothers
Sang to us as lullabies.
When the big, bright screens had not stolen
The spare time we had on our hands
When leisure hours were spent
With beloved family members and friends
Not with glowing screens in our hands:
Screens that lack life, mirth, and passion
Screens that have made us mute, deaf, and blind
To the emotions, feelings, and opinions
of others and ourselves
Screens that somehow make us feel inferior to others,
And even worse, to ourselves.
How disappointing these days are
When modern technology has snatched away
The purity of our minds
The innocence of our youth
The sheer joy of relishing the company
of fellow human minds and hearts
that ooze love and affection
Instead, we keep spiritless gadgets
Close to our minds and hearts as company.
The new generations would never know
What life is like without modern technology
As they have already been made mute, deaf, and blind
And are now incapable of understanding
The beauty of the tranquil life that the world
Without technology once had.
Alas, little do they know that
These electronics have nothing to offer but
Regret and constant loneliness
If used extensively and inappropriately.