Feelings of Despair

Feelings of despair

Brought on by this hectic world,

Hopelessness abounds.

Could our connectedness be to blame;

Glowing screens of every shape and size?

Even in sleep there is no rest

For the modern mind will not quiet.

Discerning truth from fiction is ever more daunting

With the right and left screaming for attention.

I’ve forgotten what silence is like,

No notifications, no ringing, no television

…A simpler time.

Could it be time to power off

Leaving all things electronic black and lifeless?

It’s undeniable that those times were happier,

That families talked and people listened.

We walked with our heads up and smiles on our faces

Instead of head down and into poles.

Maybe twenty four hour news, tweets and likes are a cancer

Feasting on our teetering sanity.

I am a realist, I know the past is the past

To which we will never return,

But maybe a little self imposed downtime is in order

Just for a bit of nostalgia.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

10 thoughts on “Feelings of Despair

  1. Not for nostalgia, only, but to return to sanity and reflection as well …

    These are just beautiful lines about a sincere and difficult topic. Well done and many thanks fo those reflections.

    Greetings from Germany,

  2. When people talked and listened

    In these last 5 years I have taken an extreme number of time outs – because I know my mind is racing from so much input-No we cannot repeat the past however I truly know we need to re-implement some ways of the past

    • There certainly are some ways of the past that I agree we should re-implement, but by no means all of them. With regard to time outs, I agree that too much input just overloads the mind, I have this happen frequently. I too have taken several breaks just to clear my head and get my thoughts straight. Thank you for the thoughtful comment Niki, I appreciate it.

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