Free From Technology – Simplicity And A Few Trees

If you’re searching for simplicity

And freedom from technology

Here’s a plan that worked for me

First lose the remote, and no dvd

Boycott everything delivered digitally

Phones, tablets, and that smart TV

I used to gush if the WiFi was free

Until I learned it was consuming me

Exposed the myth of connectivity

Found it hurts our kids developmentally

Imprisoned by their lights and keys

YouTube videos; everyone look at me!

So-called online talents and wannabes

GIFs of dogs and cats and even fleas

Around the clock, content coming endlessly

And the kids say a phone is a necessity

Over food, sheltered, and water, it’s importantly

Too much faith for a device with batteries

Just escape; find a place without electricity

Go outside, walk around and feel the breeze

Smell the air, the flowers and even sneeze

The skies overhead and the majestic trees

Introductions lead to understanding of reality

Realizing that freedom is actually free

Where nothing is fake, no photoshop and no CG

They were blinded it seemed, and perpetually

Mother Nature cleared the way for them to see


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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

One thought on “Free From Technology – Simplicity And A Few Trees

  • July 24, 2018 at 12:23 AM

    Definitely a profound truth. I believe that technology binds us to the physical on many levels and that can inhibit the spiritual path. There is obviously great advantages in science and medicine that saves lives and gives us a better life, but too much of anything isn’t good in a balanced existence. We cannot see the natural world through the eyes of technology as it parts us, keeps us separate. Communion is so important: to walk within it, to breath, to immerse oneself in nature is to balance the flows of energy both ways. Without it we becomes soulless, disconnected. Nicely rendered Ralph.


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