The Paradox of Our Age

POETRY FORMAT, 26 Aug 2013

The 14th Dalai Lama – TRANSCEND Media Service

We have bigger houses but smaller families;
more conveniences, but less time.

We have more degrees but less sense;
more knowledge but less judgment;
more experts, but more problems;
more medicines but less healthiness.

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back,
but have trouble in crossing the street to meet our new neighbor.

We built more computers to hold more copies than ever,
but have less real communication;
We have become long on quantity,
but short on quality.

These are times of fast foods but slow digestion;
Tall men but short characters;
Steep profits but shallow relationships.

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One Response to “The Paradox of Our Age”

  1. david burleson says:

    the poem’s places: ,.!?*

    when close to, or far from, home
    a poem is a splendid place in which to roam:
    high. high in the sky, low, low on the earth,
    each and every place gives room for ideas to birth.
    grand, grander, grandest ideals of care and mirth….
    with immodest and/or modest girth,
    to encircle both author and planet earth.

    this poem, round and round and round it roams……….
    until she/he/it finds firm ground, fresh soil?
    in which to toil… in scurries, with few or no worries,
    my poem becomes a splendid foil: ,.!?*

    david inkey, ides of august august, 2013