Monday, 11 November 2013

What's the Rush?

The hectic lifestyle of my friends
Is action-packed and never ends:
Business travel, household chores,
Child care, sports clubs, late night stores,
All claim attention so we run
In frantic haste to get things done.

Social media rules our lives
We look on Facebook when we rise
And those with Smart phones can’t resist
Logging in – what have they missed?
Like running round a racing track
We hurtle forward, take up slack.

No time now remains to think
Stress levels bring us to the brink;
Doctors charge excessive fees
For “burn-out”, a brand new disease
We’re told to slow down and let go
But modern life won’t have it so.

What prompts this mad dash to possess
Goods that clutter up our nest?
Do we need a second car,
Subscription to a fancy spa?
Get real, stop and make some tea
Less is more, it seems to me!

(c) Poet in the woods 2013

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