There is more to life than increasing its speed
The F Word
Fast flies the new ‘F’ word:
fast bucks,fast speech, fast food,
fast broadband, fast cars,
fast planes, fast phones, fast trains,
even faster planes, even faster trains.
Fast news in short staccato bursts
(this and only this is what you
need to be fed today).
Education a game, degrees worthless,
no time in life for daydreaming,
Eyes fixed on screens; brains shrinking,
attention spans reduced to almost nil.
Original thought struggles for survival,
(mostly missing, presumed dead).
Libraries closing, books burning,
those without souls worshipping speed,
uniformity and conformity.
Tick-box fanatics with disjointed thinking
wanting us to sacrifice our souls,
and meekly follow their commands
and to do it fast