Those Idle days of blissful calm content

Are trampled mercilessly beneath the march of time

We rush to beat the deadlines that wonโ€™t relent

Yet long for those sips of sweet summer wine.

The Pressures and pain of increasing demands

The whip crack urgency of the daily grind

Our lives spent chasing those goals of monetary gain

But yearning for those halcyon days left behind.

Cast off those chains and symbols of modern strife

Decry those instruments of mental strain

The self-imposed purgatory of the material life

The shallow need for technology is to blame.

Return those devilish devices of demonic confusion

Those pagers and palmtops and mobile phones

Refuse to be a victim of this Hi-tech revolution

And reclaim the quiet privacy of your homes.

Those dreams of moments spent in rapturous Eden

The yearning for natures longing embrace

These are the goals of our deepest desires

The forsaken destiny of the human race.

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty

Written by Kristian Fogarty 31/03/2011

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12 thoughts on “Technophobia”

  1. Wow, this is 5-Star! And I resist as much as I can ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have an emergency cell phone (mobile) in the event the power goes out and my landline doesn’t work–but I don’t use it otherwise. I got a tablet–only because the camera is better and less expensive/taxing to get an actual camera and learn to use it, hah! But I don’t use it for anything else–because I work from my laptop, which life in this strange new world demands: everything almost is done online. I remember when I gave up TV for awhile–and read a gazillion books! But that was long before anyone knew what was coming re technology’s advances. Take care–God bless you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you Zelda. I wrote the poem a while ago and the pandemic has rather changed things, technology has been a lifeline to the outside world that otherwise i’m not sure many cou;d have coped with the isolation, myself included. ๐Ÿ™‚ God bless you too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. That could make a good plot for a story, the twist being, then the pandemic happened and without technology civilization crumbles! I think my views on technology has been tempered slightly by the recent events. I wrote the poem some time ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

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