As a species we educate over time,
We learn new words and then make them rhyme.
We invented the cart and the wheel
Learned to build and to steal
We made cars and then trains
built the bombs dropped from planes
Made the microchip and computers
filled tube trains with commuters
I’m not so subtly hinting
My rose glasses need some tinting…
Strong metaphors of disaster
No longer heard by a master
Are we improving our brains over time?
As we embrace such stupidity and crime?
I ask, when did it become so cool to be dumb?
Rows of pupils, empty and numb.
The Facebook generation seeks to go viral
A whole generation in a downward spiral.
We used to strive for glory and respect
But glory’s gone, our hope’s ship wrecked.
Bullying is fun, we laughed as they cried
But no one expects them to commit suicide
But still there’s no empathy
No thought, care of sympathy
As long as your Instagram has 1000’s of likes
You’ve smashed a shop window and stolen some nikes
Your hero can’t even spell his own name
But he’s just a pawn in the business man’s game
Of the rich getting richer
of a lifestyle of fame, money and cars
and painting the picture
That the poor can envy, whilst fighting in bars
Let me stop here a second
Maybe I’m exaggerating, it’s not all that bad
This is temporary? A moronic fad.
The kids that think the Titanic was just a movie
or post very public snapchats of themselves getting groovy.
Those that can’t name a european city
Or think politics is just boring and shitty
Those kids who have kids and more kids
Whose kids have kids have kids have kids.
All within about a 15 year span
But I’d be a facist to suggest, some sort of ban.
I know we all grow into adult life
we change, we live, get a husband or wife.
But I can’t see that from this group of kids now
More obsessed with selfies, than what, why or how.
I’m probably just a self righteous old miser.
But our future’s fucked, unless this generation gets wiser.