The Future … Where do we go from here?

Where Are We Headed?
Where Are We Headed?

It is said the past reveals the future

And that history repeats itself.

Do you think that this rash and tired venture

Still holds the promise of direction for self?

Does the world follow the same rules and schemes?

Or has the quick techno/change-o internet

Given us new ideas, goals, and dreams?

We may be seeking a new fulfillment.

Each generation believed they were destined

To be drastically different than their ancestors.

The cycle continued and challenges festered

And many became capitalists and investors.

Now a new modern age is upon us

With computers, insta-gram, and artificial intelligence.

Where will we end up in the hurry and rush

To find the next quick, robotic advancement?

Somehow it seems we’ve taken an unique turn

That will no longer connect us to what we have learned

From the past, our parents, the earth’s history.

Maybe we can no longer envision futuristic imagery.

Good, bad, sad, exciting?

Who knows?

Let’s hope it’s inviting

And not the doom that some would show.

The future is unknown, uncertain…

It will be based on technology in the Universe.

Where do we fit in?

When will it begin?

It’s already set in motion … done!

The future has already begun!

A poem by Deborah A. Bowman

11 thoughts on “The Future … Where do we go from here?

  1. If in our great rush to discover/create the next big thing we remember to reduce the huge footprints of waste we leave behind then perhaps we have a chance for survival. But some are not too concerned with doing their part (recycling, reducing waste, conserving energy and water etc) and that concerns me. They feel it’s not their problem that the next generation would take care of their mess. How unfair, but alas, it is the way it is.

    I’m thoroughly fascinated with living an off grid life bit need to do more research. The thought of growing my own food and living a self-sustained life is something I’d love to do one day.

    Great poem!

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    1. I think we all have similar concerns about the future. I live in a very highly populated area and the crime, waste, and fear I see everyday disturbs me. I’m sure you noticed my poem was more optimistic. We live in an older neighborhood and that is our saving grace, but my mother and brothers are somewhat off the grid in West Virginia, and I know my way home. Blessings, Deborah

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