Unplugging From Social Media and Technology

Mikaela, Kelty Youth Ambassador on April 05, 2018

The Kelty Youth Ambassadors are young people from across the province passionate about raising awareness for mental health and wellness. This year, they have focused on self-care and have created blog posts, photo collages, poetry, and other creative forms of expression to illustrate how self-care takes shape in their lives, and how it helps them maintain their mental wellness. On our blog and social media channels, we will be posting their submissions in a series dedicated to self-care. The below post is one of the KYA submissions.

The below poem is about the self-care involved with unplugging from social media and technology.

- Tech Savvy -

My socks are wet with contempt

From the salty shores of Poseidon

Sirens lead sailors from treacherous waters

To rocky islands

But as time goes on

Gods and goddesses dissipated

Replaced by tech-hungry humans

Seeking a refuge from bytes and bots

They come to Atlantis' bones

To rid themselves of their carnivore-craving

For likes, tweets, taps and tones

Syringes of self-absorption

Shooting up the meth of mainstream medias

But once you emerge yourself

In the world-wide-wilderness

And take off your tech tourniquet

You'll feel the blood in your veins flow again

Like the streams that occupy the island

So sit your little bottom down

I take it you have much experience with that

Unplug your headphones,

Become setting-savvy,

And listen to the bird-sung symphony

That you've been ignoring

For so long.


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