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Parallel Lives – A Poem

“We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag.”
Jeremy Glass

Our paths crossed and we fell in love,

We promised each other an eternity of belonging,


Slowly slowly we begin to live parallel lives within our world,

Sweet whispers of love slowly being unheard.

Parallel livesThe cities and the empires you create with so much of pride,

The time you spend to keep it so intact and that device always within your sight !

Parallel lives_3So foolish and petty are your thoughts,

Because you do not see your very family at loss.

Your real empire is slowly breaking down beneath your feet,

Yet you fail to see as you are blinded by conceit !

Now I sit there waiting for you to look at me,

Your eyes still trained on what we call technology,



That thing in your hand will last forever,

It will be too late for you to realize that I will be long gone my dear.

PS: I couldn’t help but wonder that in reality how much we are slaves to this small device we have in our palm now. Please let me remind you I am all for technology. But I am not in favor of it when it consumes our life to such an extend that we spend so much of our time for strangers but not to the loved ones sitting next to you.

No cure found yet for technology zombies !!


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