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The Complicated World

The Complicated World

The world has become so complicated
People never talk to people
Electronics do the talking for us
Our phones take away private time
We are never truly alone
Cars tell us where to go
And what we should see on the way
Newspapers aren’t made of paper
Delivered through the air to our screens
The same with books
Turning the page just isn’t cool anymore
200+ channels to make everyone a star
Even if you do not have talent to will be an idol
Concerts and sports are televised 
So you don’t have to leave the house
God forbid you gather together with other people
The kids are called to dinner by email
Bullying doesn’t take place on the schoolyard
Even surgeries are done by doctors a thousand miles away
Everything is done without seeing the other person
When will the day come when things will get worse
People will completely forget how to talk to each other
It will be hard to remember what another human being looks like
Babies will be conceived through a website
And even a child’s rattle with be computerized
Whatever happened to the good old days
When people got to meet other people
Eat together or share a beer together
Even fight together
Without something telling them what to do
Or talking for them
This world is confusing
I pray for a return to the good old days
When a calculator was the only computer I owned
And I looked people in the eyes and said hello

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  1. Date: 12/24/2014 5:05:00 PM

    Mostly agree. Good write.
  1. Date: 12/23/2014 8:22:00 PM

    Hooray! to the good old days... I walked past two girls one day sitting on a seat together, heads down and sending texts to each other! how ridiculous is that? :)Cheers Vicki

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