Melba Christie at Poemattic

Poetry and Art for the Soul

A quick thought about diversions today

What is diversion?

Dictionaries will define it as

“an activity that diverts the mind from tedious

or serious concerns;

a recreation or pastime.”

But I believe diversions have a new life now

almost a life of their own

they dictate what

we need to think about

how we do things

and tell us when

A diversion comes packaged

in individual devices

that divert attention

from the now.

On the one hand

they help us to concentrate on a given goal

but they are also very clever or smart enough

to distract us so we miss out on life’s simplicities

like returning a smile

or watching the tree sway peacefully against the sunset,

My concern is simple:

Will our future generations

really know what they’re missing

and will it matter?


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