Power Down

The other day I was sat waiting for an appointment when it struck me that everyone – and I do mean everyone – who was in the waiting room was either on their phone or iPad tapping away to their hearts content.

In twenty years time will we have a generation who will physically be unable to lift their heads up?

Anyway as a result I wrote the following.

Power Down

I sat and watched as people sat

On their iPhone totally absorbed

Oblivious to their surroundings

Interruption would be abhorred 

For all the world they were alone

Their life controlled by the screen

Of an electronic space machine

They did not speak or observe

It looked and was quite absurd 

That the life that was around them

Was swiftly passing by

Until just like their iPhone power

The screen will power down –

Go blank and die