Humanity’s slow death….!

The shots keep on being clicked
The social media posts keep rolling
News feeds gurgle and choke
Likes and reactions keep on being amassed
Viral feeds become the new trends
Making us believe that, moments get thus immortalised!

Without technology
Social media life updates
Would surely be not so avant-guardist
As they give the impression of being!

But then, does the modern way rhyme as such
Made of clicked onomatopoeias
Colored with digital metaphors
Accentuated by online popularity’s similes
All meant to paint such amazing imageries
Potent enough as to cause the greatest oeuvre d’arts to blush!

What has happened to the appreciation of the moment
What has happened to promoting inner feelings
What has happened to experiencing life with genuineness and sincerity
What has happened to the act of tasting life’s delicacies
The moment they are out of the oven?
What has happened to taking the time to inhale life’s fragrances
As soon as these are concocted?

Is technology so mighty
Is its power so mammoth
Is its presence in our lives so accentuated
That our original behavior has met with evolution
To such an extent
That now
Those acts of experiencing which we deem as being modern
Cannot be made without its help?

Is it an innate need to share our filmy lives online
Does it reflect the need to satisfy an ego
An ego that is so sick, so poisoned
That it has morphed into a carnivorous beast
Ready to gobble up the human that we are?

Why, technology teamed with humanity
Can produce a wonder weapon
But technology imposed over
Can lead to the death of the human that we are!

Anoucheka Gangabissoon is a Primary School Educator in Mauritius. She writes poetry and short stories as hobby. She considers writing to be the meaning of her life as she has always been influenced by all the great writers and wishes to be, like them, immortalized in her words. Her works can be read on and she had also appeared in various literary magazines like SETU, Different Truths, Dissident Voice, In Between Hangovers Press, WISH Press, Tuck’s Magazine, Blue Mountain Review, among others. She has also been published in Duane’s Poetree and also in two anthologies for the Immagine and Poesia group. Her poems are often placed in free online contests Read other articles by Anoucheka.