A PARADOX OF TODAY
Today we have bigger houses, but families that are small
Today we carry mobile phones and lots of friends on call
We talk about life and freedom, but pay less attention to defence
We have benefited from education, but have less commonsense.
We have accrued more experts, who tells us what to do
But our problems keep on increasing, for me I know that’s true.
We spend our money recklessly, drive our cars too fast
We are living in the good times, but will the good times last?
Our reading skills are waning, all our education is on T.V.
Our work prospects are determined by what is written on our C.V.
We accumulate possessions to show our progress in this life
We donate… occasionally to alleviate world strife
We talk too much, love too little, and often we lie too
We are insincere, sometimes insecure, in the things we try to do
We add years to life but not life to years and waste that which we save
Thereby adding those years to retirement, trying to avoid an early grave.
We build much wider freeways, but become narrower in the mind
We isolate ourselves through e-mails, physical contact becomes a bind
We can reach out into outer space, visit galaxies galore
But can we name our neighbour, who only lives next door?
We write more on our computers, yet learn less about our friends
For the paradox we create and live by, is in truth where reality ends
So in a quiet moment, slow down and try to think
Are you one of life’s lemmings, or can you change whilst on the brink?