Is it glued to your hand
causing a medical matter?
Does it possess a magnetic
pull to your eyes?
Instead of looking down,
have you looked to the skies?
Its design and size entices,
one of many cool devices
With convenience transcending,
there’s no turning back
But we often turn our backs
on what surrounds us
Face-to-face is replaced
by sending a text
What’s next?
Technology is welcomed,
but if we find a balance
to involve reality
then there’s no reason
for an apology

LS 2016

22 thoughts on “Attached

  1. Your concise poem is a powerful pointer to irony of our times. Embrace technology that is keeping us all connected but may it be tempered with balance to foster true attachments…

  2. I cannot even begin to tell you how often I see people staring at their phones rather than engaging in face-to-face conversations. Your poem provides a gentle push toward moving away from technology and toward human connections again. xx

    1. Thanks for your comment, Christy. I love having a cell just as anyone does; it’s convenient and a great tool. But it’s about balance, so as you said, we don’t lose true human connections. β™₯

  3. A timely message Lauren. People are drawing ever inward it would seem…enclosed in a virtual bubble of ‘sanctity'(?)’, fixated to a tiny window of voiceless narrows, clicking away ‘selfie’ moments of maniacal existence in still frame. To what end do we allow this unseemly transition? For me it is foreign, disengagement. To them…a lifeline, connection, release…

    1. Thanks, Don! I think it is a form of connectivity, however, indirectly becoming disengagement. I’m in the middle; I love my cell and all it can do, but I just try to detach occasionally, to let the world in. It’s all about the β€œbalance.” Hope all is well with you!

  4. So true and powerful… WeΒ΄d better stop gazing upon our screens and look up or around! πŸ™‚
    By the way , I am watching a series called “Black Mirror” which kind of explore this topic, among others. The third season and the previous ones are streaming on Netflix πŸ˜‰ I recommend it!.
    Sending love & best wishes. Aquileana πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks so much, Aquileana! I agree with your words as I gaze into my screen. 😊 Thanks for the recommendation, too. I’ll look into that series, which sounds really interesting. Sending love back to you too! πŸ’•πŸ’•

  5. Both true and sad. As a society, we have become attached to our devices. I often look around at restaurants and instead of talking with each other, people are glued to their device. And don’t get me started on people who can’t put it down long enough to drive. Life is short, look around, smell the roses, and enjoy. Hugs, Lauren.

    1. Hi Michelle, I have the same thoughts when in a restaurant, especially when parents are with their young children; not good role models, in my opinion. And there have been too many car accidents because of texting that it’s hard to believe that people still do it. I think the mentality is, “it won’t happen to me.” There was a recent accident that happened not far from us where speeding and drinking were factors; all three boys (18 yrs old) perished. So tragic. Life is too short to take life-endangering risks. Hugs back, my friend, and have a peaceful Sunday.

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