Digital Overdrive

#NaPoWriMo #GloPoWriMo Day 22

Book cover for George Eliot. Scenes of Clerical Life.

I am hurrying through life
No chance to stop and wait
To see moments unfurl
Relaxed, laid back, paced
For there is always
A new series to binge watch
Book review before the launch
Stories, poetry, Insta delight
Twitter wars, WhatsApp fight
Live Now on Facebook groups
Clubhouse, Discord, Spaces, too
Arts, crafts, podcasts, videos
Content overload, daily dose
Clutter, noise, brimming chaos
AI threatening to do our jobs
Pushing, pulling, stretching void
Competing with digital droids
An unreal life on a rushed clock
Clicking until time will stop!

Poetry inspired by the book cover for George Eliot. Scenes of Clerical Life. William Blackwood‎ & Sons, 1857 — Source.

Author: Aneesha Shewani

I am just ME … a soul streaming across constellations, over eons of turbulent changes and tranquil noises, perturbed by the visions that engulf me and ruffled by the oft complacence that challenges the change. Yet, I must travel further across the galaxies, in search of the ultimate metamorphosis. Until then, I sojourn in this life, engrossed in my earthly callings of a wife, mother, professional, writer, dreamer, and seeker. On this blog you will find a spectrum of fiction, poetry, reviews, thoughts, snippets, inspiration, experiences, voices, concerns, excerpts, and everything that the soul has gathered in her fold, over years of reading, searching, finding, losing, and discovering. I regularly indulge in various creative pursuits, like crochet, experimental cooking, reading, and writing, and I hold a managerial/editorial role in a financial services organization with a global footprint. For a long time, social media hijacked my personal writing space, as I was sharing more on Facebook and writing Tweet-sized poetry on Twitter. Social media is instant but temporary gratification. Ultimately, a writer needs their own space, and personal blogging provides that space. I had started a blog more than a decade ago but all things need to be infused with new life, emerge in a new avatar, and so it is with my new blog space. Let your love and encouragement pour into Blue Pen Strokes. Check out Aneesha Shewani (@felinemusings) 

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