Do you remember when
the Sky used to be Blue?
Now it’s bluish white or bluish gray.
Remember when water was clear
and tasted almost sweet?
Now it has stuff drifting around in it
and smells of chlorine.
Remember when we ate raw food
without washing it?
Nobody had Alzheimer’s.
No one was Autistic.
Penicillin cured almost anything?
Doctors were healers instead of
There used to just be a few choices of anything.
Now we have so many choices
that it boggles the brain.
A hundred and thirty channels on TV
but nothing to watch.
Vegetables and fruits you never heard of.
Three or four small plastic bags at the supermarket
are over a hundred dollars now.
Remember when you could tell the difference
between a Ford and a Toyota?
And you knew where your food came from.
And you believed what the Government told you.
And you thought you actually had a say in it?
Will the world end in 2012?
Or will 2012 end in the world?
Maybe pigs will really fly.
Bioengineering I think it’s called.
Maybe we’re bio-engineered.
We probably have expiration dates.
Computer chips installed when we get a flu shot.
Why do “they” need to know so much about us
but won’t tell us anything about them?
Maybe soon we will have to start all over without
electricity or cars or telephones?
Who will live and who will die?
And why do we even care?
I have lived with mostly nothing most of my life.
I think I might be able to do it again.
But I’m old and tethered to the medical science of today.
And I don’t know the medical science of yesterday.
Maybe nothing will happen in 2012?
There are a lot of possibilities looming
on the Horizon.
It would be nice to have blue skies and clean water again.
© June 17, 2012 Philip G. DeLoach
Mulling over the changes that have happened just in my lifetime. Many of the things that clutter people’s everyday lives now didn’t even exist when I was growing up. I never even had my own room.
It was 1957 or 1958 before we even got a bathroom. Many things have changed and a lot has changed for the worse, not better.