Getting up early, eyes are still bleary
No time for breakfast, just throw on some dreary
Clothes, and then run to work, it's getting late
Should have been out by seven, it's closer to eight
Smog and pollution, fouling the air
No time to worry, just have to get there.
Drowning in coffee, trying to wake
Feeling your temper beginning to break.
Finished your work? Well here's some more
And if it's too easy, we'll times it by four.
There's always a backlog, but never complain
'Cos everyone else is doing the same.
To make you relax, here's piles of play
Courses on courses, special skills day.
Everyone wants undivided attention
Overtime, extra work, classes, detention.
Paperwork mounting, to see what you think
Better not tell them, they'll send in a shrink
Seeing one anyway, since you've been stressed
Diagnosed you as being clinically depressed.
Microwave mobiles may damage your brain?
Wait 'til it happens then sue who's to blame.
A guy in a car nearly flattens your brother?
Make sure to get his solicitor's number.
Try not to rest and try not to stop
Work hard and play hard and pray you don't drop
Computerised caring, as soft as a knife,
Welcome to 21st Century life.
Xaphania (unsigned) 2005/02/25 - Very good observations on 21st century life. I liked it, well done.