Technology is a beating heart
A life that has become an integral part
I am the internet,
The text messages
That cause collapse
I am the Google searches,
The Amazon purchases,
The single letters
That create these verses
I am the statistic you search for
Of Depression in America.
I am the sad song you play,
When you realize life is an enigma.
Im there when you lay in bed
At 3 in the morning,
And ask Google why it's been years and you still feel like youre in mourning.
I'm the quiz that you take
To test the validity of your sadness.
And the other 5 you take
As you succumb to your own madness
I'm your Facebook friend,
Sharing mental health posts,
About women your age
Writing their suicide notes.
I'm your Instagram feed
You have a smile on your face
But people never read the caption:
"This is the last post I will make"
You can get all you want with just the click of my button
Please dont buy anything that contributes to you being forgotten
You can say anything you want
Within a text
As long as I turn off auto correct,
Because when you say "I've been doing great",
You mean "I'm going to slit my neck".
I'm the to-do list app you download
To feel like your life is together
But my boxes never get checked
Because tomorrow sounds a lot better
I'm the pictures in your phone
To remind you your not alone.
I'm the memo in your technology
Where you write your suicide apologies.
I'm the alarms you never touch
That alert you to start your day.
But when you never turn me on,
Youre just skipping the foreplay.
I'm the email notifications
Spewing the benefits of *******
Because you need something to distract you
From it's negative connotations
I'm the flashlight when you need me because your lamp won't be going on.
Its already 4 in the afternoon,
your bed is now where you belong.
I'm your two way connection
When your boyfriend calls to check on you
He can hear the sadness in your voice
But doesn't know what else to do
I'm the calendar that alerts you
You have an exam next week,
I hate being your YouTube search on the best suicide techniques.
I wish you would reply to the group chat,
They want to meet you at the mall.
Now they're bad mouthing you
Because you don't seem to care at all.
Please, just turn on some music.
I promise that you can choose it
I don't like the words you're typing,
"Death" isn't better in writing
Just stop what you're doing,
And let me bring up your history.
Remember before your dad died,
You were his greatest victory?
I'm the forums and the hotlines
and the encouraging words,
That people all over the world want to be heard.
You can use me as your outlet,
but I won't be your oppression.
It's so easy for technology
To manifest as your depression.
Your technology can tell alot about you and your thoughts and feelings. It can truly manifest as your depression.