Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen

What world do we exist in?


Mind the Gap

We fall so easily

for media hype,

false news,

anything politicians say

to make us feel less secure

and justify unjust actions.

We fall in love

with reality TV,

soap opera,

the celebrity culture,

our chosen sport,

the latest movie,

the a la mode trend.

All to hide our stress,

our distress

at the realities of life,

at our powerlessness

to right the wrongs

of a humanity

that has sold its soul

to the fast food,



instantaneous gratification,

internet savvy society

that we have become.



© 2017 John Alexander McFadyen

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These are strange times we live in. A subject like this needs an attitude and you deliver. Guarded human beings hiding behind a screen. Bold to a point. I really like this. It's right up my alley.

Posted 1 Year Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much Duff. We all retreat to our comfort zones I guess.

1 Year Ago

Very welcome sir.

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Added on September 18, 2017
Last Updated on September 18, 2017


John Alexander McFadyen
John Alexander McFadyen

Brixworth, England, United Kingdom

Well, have a long and complicated story and started it as an autobiography on Bebo but got writer's block/memory fogging. People liked it though and kept asking for the next chapter! fools.. more..