Zombie Zeitgeist

I confess I’m addicted to my phone

My observations tell me I’m not alone

For when you venture out it’s plain to see

The majority of us are glued to our screen

Whether on the tube or pushing a pram

We all have devices in our hands

Surfing the net or social networking

Everyone obsessed with being plugged in

It’s getting so bad even in company

We’re not fully there as we view our screens

And now there are warnings from TFL

Not to fall down escalators as a result of this swell

In checking our messages, writing posts

Face to face interaction up in smoke

We’d rather be alone in the cyber world

Than engaging in reality with other boys and girls

It is an epidemic that’s spreading extremely fast

Thus it seems that human contact

could become a thing of the past

No need to leave the house anymore

When everything can be ordered and delivered to your door

A society of zombies isolated could we become

If we don’t down devices and venture out into the scrum

And mingle with other beings physically there

Where we can look them in the eye and maintain that stare

Connecting on a basic level without the aid of WiFi

And concentrating on each other

instead of being distracted by

Notifications and little beeps

Incoming communication that never sleeps

And keeps you up all night as your brain just can’t switch off

From all the incessant stimuli we’re inundated with

Time to give it a rest, take a break just for a while

Look up from your laptops and perhaps give someone a smile

Watch where you are going, don’t get yourself run over

Be present in the moment and you hopefully won’t fall over

Have a coffee with someone instead of instant messaging

Regard the world around you taking note of everything

Don’t zone out and go into a solitary trance

Assemble your tribe, spin some tunes, have a little dance

Limit your time on the World Wide Web

Grab yourself a hottie and get jiggy with them instead

I’m talking to myself

As well as anyone else

Your family and chums are precious

And deserve nothing less

Than your undivided attention

For one day there’ll come a time

When perhaps they’re no longer around

And you regret being online.

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