Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sleep Runners

Doug Groothuis, the Constructive Curmudgeon has a great reminder for those of us stuck in the digital age. He has written a poem that exposes us for who we are:

Sleep walkers are passe.
Sleep runners rule the day.

Don't know where they are going,
What they are doing,
But they are moving.

Plugged in, jacked up, spaced out.
Proving their connections,
Never minding their defections.

Ear buds in.
Cell phones on.
Text messages out.
Never any doubt:
This is not sin.

Running to their portals.
Running with their portals.
No more mere mortals.

They are the wired wonders,
Souls torn asunder.

Sleep runners sparked by electronic speed.
Stimulation their obsessive need.
Never paying any heed
To any outworn Creed.

1 comment:

Karsten said...

How true. It reminds me of Huxley's Brave New World or the book, Amuzing Ourselves to Death (Postman).

Trying to "stay awake" in these techno-times.