Lemmings are dangerous

Lemmings, apparently, will suffer mass destruction,

Mindlessly they copy, a careless guide’s instruction,

Now we seem to follow the Lemmings poor tuition

As we ignore the craziness of our own position.

We let our children see the things, that used to make us blush

No time to teach a grounding, everything’s a rush

Only I-pad games, it seems, now fit the new ‘street cred’

Videos replacing the old ‘story before bed’.

Television just promotes the money making art,

Argument pervades the daily Soaps in every part,

Guns appear in every game with violent whoops beside

None wish to be creative, nothing to keep, with pride.

Then onward with temptations, the dire computer games

No decent conversation, just text and coded names

Mostly barely readable, the tweets and texts galore

Like addiction always, wanting more and more and more.

So, hardly surprising then, the Lemming attitude

Develops mighty passions, p’raps sex, and humour crude

But worse, the love of violence, guns and cruelty

The consequence ignored; we should, but do not see.

So potential Lemmings, cast off the herd instinct

Consider what you do, take a moment just to think,

Would the World approve, of what you want to be?

Why stay a careless Lemming, without the sense to see?

George Potter

Published by George Potter

A retired Chartered Mechanical Engineer, still adept at getting my hands (and clothes) dirty, inventor of all sorts of non-commercial, but novel solutions, amateur carpenter and occasional writer of poems and painter in watercolours.

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