Welcome to Your Poetry Dot Com - Read, Rate, Comment on, or Submit Poetry. Browse Poetry Forums, or just enjoy other parts of our poetic community.
One of the largest databases of poetry on the net, now over 198,500+ poems!
Welcome to Your Poetry Dot Com    Poems On Site: 198,500+   Comments On Poems: 427,000+   Forum Posts: 105,000+
Custom Search
  Welcome ! Home  ·  FAQ  ·  Topics  ·  Web Links  ·  Your Account  ·  Submit Poetry  ·  Top 30  ·  OldSite Link 16-April 05:14:28 AEST  
  Menu
  Home
· Micks Shop
· Our eBay Store· Error Submit
 Poetry
· Submit Poetry
· Least Read Poems
· Topics
· Members Listing
· Old Site Post 2001
· Old Site Pre 2001
· Poetry Archive
· Public Domain Poetry
 Stories
· Stories (NEW ! )
· Submit Story
· Story Topics
· Stories Archive
· Story Search
  Community
· Our Poetry Forums
· Our Arcade
100's of Games !

  Site Help
· FAQ
· Feedback

  Members Areas
· Your Account
· Members Journals
· Premium Sign-Up
  Premium Section
· Special Section
· Premium Poems
· Premium Submit
· Premium Search
· Premium Top
· Premium Archive
· Premium Topics
 Fun & Games

· Jokes
· Bubble Puzzle
· ConnectN
· Cross Word
· Cross Word Easy
· Drag Puzzle
· Word Hunt
 Reference
· Dictionary
· Dictionary (Rhyming)
· Site Updates
· Content
· Special Content
 Search
· Search
· Web Links
· All Links
 Top
· Top 30
  Help This Site
· Donations
 Others
· Recipes
· Moderators
Our Other Sites
· Embroidery Design Store
· Your Jokes
· Special Urls
· JM Embroideries
· Public Domain Poetry and Stories
· Diamond Dotz
· Cooking Info and Recipes
· Quoof - Australian Story

  Social

The Invisible People

Contributed by softerware on Sunday, 28th January 2018 @ 06:15:36 PM in AEST
Topic: Lifepoems



This generation has no space;
They live in seconds, then erase.
They donít repair, they just delete;
For all too soon, itís obsolete!

By the time you graduate;
Your four year tour at whizbang state;
The first 3 years of stuff you learned;
Will be outdated, over-turned.

Running just to keep your space;
Hundreds wait to take your place!
Penmanship is off the map;
Spelling, grammar, done by app.

Cellphones make you feel protected;
Fearful youll be disconnected.
Selfies bookmark every play;
One upsmanship the modern way.

Breadcrumbs left so someone knows;
Where you are and where you go;
What you see and do and eat;
With whom and when, erase, repeat.

OMG! IM HERE! ITS ME!
Some may chose to disagree;
But why else would we text and tweet?
Content to speak, but never meet.

Buried in photography;
A billion lone biographies.
Isolated, compromised;
Survival of the digitized;

Finding ways to be remembered;
In a raucous whirling blender;
Wondrous lonely generation;
Holding hands in isolation.




Copyright © softerware ... [ 2018-01-28 18:15:36]
(Date/Time posted on site)





Advertisments:






Previous Posted Poem         | |         Next Posted Poem


 
Sorry, comments are no longer allowed for anonymous, please register for a free membership to access this feature and more
All comments are owned by the poster. Your Poetry Dot Com is not responsible for the content of any comment.
That said, if you find an offensive comment, please contact via the FeedBack Form with details, including poem title etc.
Re: The Invisible People (User Rating: 1 )
by nightwolf on Sunday, 28th January 2018 @ 11:35:13 PM AEST
(User Info | Send a Message)
Just... Wow! A great summary of the modern age, and the last line was perfect


Re: The Invisible People (User Rating: 1 )
by JamesStockdale on Monday, 29th January 2018 @ 09:51:30 PM AEST
(User Info | Send a Message)
This is by far the best poem i ever read on this subject. The first stanza nails it. It also sheds light as to why social media matters so much.

No use in achieving when instant gratification via social media is easier and faster and appropriate because in the end they are all flash in the pans and no one seems to care anyway. Wow, how pathetic we have become...


Re: The Invisible People (User Rating: 1 )
by Crow on Tuesday, 30th January 2018 @ 04:54:03 PM AEST
(User Info | Send a Message)
great read, for me the title says it all, I think the only thing missing in this, is that 15 minutes "Invisible People"
are looking for..


Re: The Invisible People (User Rating: 1 )
by Former_Member on Wednesday, 31st January 2018 @ 07:59:06 PM AEST
(User Info | Send a Message)
Substance is lost. I feel my cousins that there was a time where only rich people had monopoly on knowledge because knowledge was in the books and books were expensive whereas now we have the entirety of human knowledge literally in our hands and we/'/ve never been dumber. There/'/s no substance


Re: The Invisible People (User Rating: 1 )
by Invierno on Friday, 2nd February 2018 @ 01:29:57 AM AEST
(User Info | Send a Message)
Perfection...quite the audacious observation. And so very, very correct.

Spot on as usual.

Invierno


Re: The Invisible People (User Rating: 1 )
by Spike on Saturday, 3rd February 2018 @ 01:08:58 AM AEST
(User Info | Send a Message)
NAILED IT!

the age old pattern of technology constructing (and constricting) identity and expression. This iteration has no depth, replaced by multiple identities, ideas and actions that disappear like a fart on the wind. the workplace is reflecting it as well.

I did my fair share of narcissistic staring into mirrors and self-centred acts growing up, plus peer group longing, but phantom social FOMO? cyber bullying? a million selfies? Uggh! At least I could read a book from start to finish when I was just a youngling.

looking at the world through a phone lens and not the ones in your eyes says it all - a preference for the digital representation of life and not the reality of existence - or personal safety (how many people are falling down holes and being hit by cars as they stay glued to their screens when they should be reading their environment?).

I despair for those I know who seem grafted to their phones and addicted to the ebb and flow of social media - can/'/t read, can/'/t spell, cogitate or debate, with memories like goldfish and indifferent or ignorant of their own degeneration.

excuse my rant, but you got me going!



Re: The Invisible People (User Rating: 1 )
by Durango on Monday, 14th May 2018 @ 05:48:58 AM AEST
(User Info | Send a Message)
Your final stanza was everything!
Like a grand finale fireworks display.
Bulls eye on the entire piece but you lit up the sky with the conclusion, this was a sad poem to read, so very realistic, you were in the zone, Jaye.




While every care is taken to ensure the general sites content is family safe, our moderators cannot be in all places; all the time. Please report poetry and or comments that are in breach of our site rules HERE (Please include poem title or url). Parents also please ensure that you supervise your children well when they are on the internet; regardless of what a site says about being, or being considered, child-safe.

Poetry is much like a great photo, a single "moment in time" capturing many feelings and emotions. Yet, they are very alive; creating stirrings within the readers who form visual "pictures" of the expressed emotions within the Poem. ©

Opinions expressed in the poetry, comments, forums etc. on this site are not necessarily those of this site, its owners and/or operators; but of the individuals who post items to this site.
Frequently Asked Questions | | | Privacy Policy | | | Contact Webmaster

All submitted items are Copyright © to their submitter. All the rest Copyright © 2002-2050 by Your Poetry Dot Com

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners.

Script Generation Time: 0.052 Seconds. - View our Site Map | .© your-poetry.com