Why does the digital world spin so fast?
Why can't I simply hold on to the past?
Facebook, tweeting, smart apps...oh what's next?
It’s no longer "Safe Stress" ™…it’s "Practice Safe Text"!!
I am the turtle; the Gens are the hare
They’re always racing but who knows to where?
Those short cut acronyms…geez, what a crock
My poor English teach…in anaphylactic shock!
And do you use email to settle a score
With that mortal colleague residing next door?
The "e" in email – your Face-2-Face "escape"
Go blast that e-rocket fueled by sour grapes.
May have something to do with your volatile state.
Does always being wired make you real tired?
Or are you real tired of always being so wired?
Don’t blame the company; they’re just doing their best
In getting the troops to "Do More with Less."
It’s not PTSD but PTDS –
Post-Technological Deluge Stress!
Dinos and Digits, both give me the fidgets
Digits and Dinos, they sure can be whinos!
Smoldering anger, the anonymous stranger
Talk "thumb trash" and bully; "be happy, don’t worry"…
Having an avatar means never being sorry.
When instant gratification seems a delay...
BOREDOM! ASAP: Start texting away.
With all things wireless, you're always on board
Alas, still tied to that e-umbilical cord?
Can't use your phone or get online...
Blood pressure PANIC surges most every time.
It's "Privacy vs. Piracy"; we're under viral attack.
And now identity theft from the neighborhood hack.
Even big Uncle Sam cannot safely "hold em"
Playing NSA Poker with one Mr. Snowden.
Why do these young guns keep talking so fast?
And spelling, of course, now a thing of the past.
Or when presenting – a web session or on a Skype phone
Please, an occasional pause…don’t just drone on an on.
Dinos and Digits can be mental widgets
Digits and Dinos, like spoiled bambinos
When the grizzled gens want winners not mere pretenders –
One must divide Alphas from those bleeding heart losers.
Without live eyes and bodies keeping safe solid ground
"Little Napoleons" start throwing their own head-weight around.
Or sleepwalk and text…and what do they expect?
Either I clear a path or I’m the pain in the neck.
Alas, I’m sounding more and more like a grouch
Maybe what's needed is another approach.
Dinos and Digits, there's got to be limits
Digits and Dinos...the fate of "White Rhinos?"
Pull heads out of smart phones; break FOMO** media habits.
(Though "Get a Life" Coaching is for "Dinos," not just "Digits.")
Of course, don't go cold turkey with a cyber-addiction...
Play "Past Life Regression" ® in a “calmer shooter” or Kama Sutra *** position.
Find a virtual guru, one who's no techno slouch...now
Well, let me reach closure, before I "break bad"
On those always bragging about their iPad.
Consider my words, they are pretty rad:
I truly don’t mean to sound unkind…
Keep your iPad; I prefer an I-Mind!
*** (a sexual position illustrated by the ancient Indian text; personal preference)
© Mark Gorkin 2013
Shrink Rap Productions