Digital Generation

Who’s everyone talking to?
I thought by now true consciousness would transcend the me generation
The zero’s have already passed and we hide our minds behind our darting eyes
Each of us unto ourselves as creativity has been substituted for sampled reality boredom
Plastic sheets of electronic thought arrangement made to order
Recycled hero’s priced beyond the dreams of street urchins
Imagination unplugged as shock is delivered to your carpal tunnel fingers
Glancing at reality to measure the distance between metal before returning to civilizations ruins

Did you hear a word I said?
I told you that I love you
I told you about a problem that I had
But the scroll widened to the edges of attention's deficit view

It's just as well that you not know what happened while you drank yourself into oblivion
Your addictions were planned in past decades by people who now buy islands
They laugh at how they made robots out of beating hearts
While you let another ten years pass because the gun was taken from their hands
I wish it was that my face was the object of your stare
To see the excitement in your eyes as flesh and nerves are rediscovered
Maybe you can call me and I will answer as our fears are sheltered by a touch screen
And if our feet happen to collide we will see how the human touch is not to be wired

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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Consider this comment resounding applause.


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@RTalloni - Thank you very much... I just saw too much texting and driving today.... too much...


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Wow, you have nailed it TSB: " Glancing at reality to measure the distance between metal before returning to civilizations ruins". You have unleashed our unspoken fears as we watch this era embraced by the young lives who are seeing it and living it as the norm. It is a scary time and there is no turning back, no turning back, the screech of brakes, then nothing could well be our future. I hear you. Votes and sharing your hub and your concern.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

now, you keep me thinking on the message of this hub Mark...well written...


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Hi Fennel and raciniwa... I see that texting is a world-wide phenomenon... that's why I enjoy writing so much because I see the commonality from your comments. It is annoying at best to see what is happening to people with technology. Of course the irony is I complain as I type on my computer.... but at least I'm not driving. I do draw the line there...

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