Emotional Ice Age

This is the dawn of the Emotional Ice Age

Where hearts have become frozen, words are void of sentiment

Our screens are the lovers we’d rather cuddle with in the dark

The light beaming from our phones shines brighter than our spouse’s eyes

We don’t even try that hard to make them smile

We just give them their 30 minutes of uninterrupted screen time

Watch them drift away in their bubble of Facebook comments and Instagram likes

It’s sad to see them go 

When will they ever just “be home”?

It’s the dawn of the Emotional Ice Age

When someone dies, Twitter is flooded with obituaries 

People well-wishing, celebrating, touring, sharing

Moments spent taking selfies instead of savoring life’s simplest beauties

Or cherishing family time quietly recollecting memories

It’s the Dawn of the Emotional Ice Age

Feelings are rendered to mere phrases typed in haste 

Tweeted in 140 characters, there’s no time to waste

A new technological era is upon us

Where we can reach almost anyone visually

But their hearts remain unmoved by our poetry

Our words can’t pierce through their hardened souls

We can connect digitally, sure! but spiritually? I’m afraid not at all….

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Author: Zeina

I'm a Lebanese translation and editing professional. I mother two adorable children, a 7-year-old hero on the spectrum and a 2-year-old princess just launched on her terrible two's! Juggling parenthood and a home-based freelance career is no easy task, especially for a (hopefully recovering) perfectionist. This is where all the writing and poetry come to my aid, as a source of inspiration, hope and emotional well-being. Poetry is the spark of creativity that ignites my rather mundane life. Spirituality is what keeps me focused on my purpose.

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