Disappointment

When a child, they are a god to you

They lead, you follow

Bigger, stronger, more confident

Then you grow, begin to catch up

And finally overtake

You want to learn, to improve

But they seem to be stuck in their ways

Even regressing

Unwilling to change, to grow up

They weren’t clever after all

Just bigger and stronger

What a disappointment

My big brother, America

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© Neil Hayes and neilhayeswriter

Suspicious

Do you ever get a feeling? One that you can’t quite put your finger on. It sits there, at the back of your mind. Just a thought that something isn’t quite right, or not as it should be. A feeling of detachment, of disconnect. A suspicion that we don’t belong, that we are merely visitors. Sometimes suspicions prove to be true and the facts present themselves. During a brief visit you must use your time wisely. You must act, live. Stop dreaming and do it. But I have another suspicion, I already am.

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© Neil Hayes and neilsworldofenglish

With Me or Against Me

We live in a binary world. We worry that technology is taking over, but that isn’t my real worry. It is simply that every thought, every opinion seems to be a 1 or a 0. You’re with me or against me. You don’t agree with me? Then you must agree with my enemy. You must be my enemy. There must be something more, something more elastic, some movement of thought.

Does anyone even change their opinion anymore? Hear an argument and think, actually??? Maybe… They could be right!

We shouldn’t blame technology for this. We choose the tools, our information sources and the platforms to spread  our thoughts. We decide if instant gratification, an instant hit is what we need. We can’t fool ourselves that there is no time for more, there is, we just have to use it better. And think.

© Neil Hayes and neilsworldofenglish

via Daily Prompt: Superficial