In days gone by, we’d wind our clocks
And they’d respond with ticks and tocks.
Nowadays, there is no need:
The sun or battery does the deed.
I wondered what the reason was
And figured it may be because,
Instead, we wind ourselves up tight,
And text and email through the night.
Instagram and Snapchat too,
Facebook – what’s life without you?
We live in fear of missing out,
Post our meals and goings out.
Perhaps with less time spent on screens,
Our lives could very well then seem
A lot more real, fulfilling too.
You see, that’s why I’m here with you.
12 August 2016