Saturday, 8 July 2017

Instagram: The Saddest Word I Know

People, put your phones down.
Get out there. 
Live, love, make mistakes, and try again. 
Tomorrow we try again.
People, put your phones down.
Watch the gig.
Dance wild, wreckless and fearless.
Live it with every fibre.
People, put your phones down.
Look into the eyes of the one whose talking to you.
And hear them, not what you gleaned between glimpses.
Know them as yourself.
People, put your phones down.
Look out, look in, examine how what is in you is also out there.
Be brave enough to see things as they are, not as you wish.
It's kinder in the long run, but you must be watching.
People, put your phones down.
Stop with the lipstick touch-ups, the filter touch-ups.
The likes and comments racket.
You are loved as you are.
People, put your phones down.
The world doesn't need another two finger peace sign and a pout.
Stop commercialising peace but create it
In your community, in your relationships, in yourself.
People, put your phones down.
We only get a quick shot at it, don't live life through a lens.
We are brief. Be bold. Be ever awake
To the world.
People, put your phones down.
Stop numbing out and pretending.
Life wasn't meant to be gift-wrapped. It's hard, and beautiful, and everything in-between.
But live a life that in the end, you wouldn't have any other way.