Rambling about Laziness in the 2010s
September 10, 2019
We all know laziness is unacceptable,
Yet it keeps on getting worse, which is regrettable.
The same tired song sung over and over—
Nowhere near as well, either, when it was over like Rover,
As the weak singing makes the lyrics sound sadly worse
Like they were all distorted as if by a witch’s curse
And sprinkled—nay, slathered—with profanity
With mind-numbing instrumentals of ear-splitting intensity,
The pair of which combine to create that which makes me scream
And wish I was only having one hell of a bad dream.
Then again, this noise just might haunt me in my sleep.
Thanks a lot, then, for making it in the first place, creep!
As if this world didn’t have enough morons who make
The least effort I n doing what they do, I could take
Incompetence as it comes. Alas, such isn’t the case
With so much laziness of thought thrown in my face.
For years now, we’ve all dined upon mediocrity
On account of lacking much that’s better to hear and see…
Or so we’ve thought, lest we’d dared to look around and find
Modern stuff that actually more suits our state of mind—
Stuff that’s actually made with hard work, talent, and love
That fits our enjoyment needs like a hand inside a glove.
Ah, but lo—what’s with the low profile these great films, shows,
Novels, and songs are getting? Why the anonymity woes?
Why do so many things of honest value get ignored
By the masses when the high profile junk leaves them bored,
Vexed, frustrated, or perturbed—or, leastways, so they say?
Have their minds become lazy, too? In some sick, twisted way?
How can quality flourish in a realm where all expect
Nothing more or less than the same old mindless dreck
We’ve come to expect each year without fail time and again—
A cycle that’s come to be since I dare not say when?
Also, when will we demand better of ourselves
And not be so quick to tuck our brains away on our shelves,
Thus leaving us prone to developing the most vapid behavior
We’ve had probably since ever? Are we waiting for some savior
To come save us from ourselves all ‘cause we’re too dumb to do
What it takes on our own accord to save the likes of me and you?
What will we do ‘til then? Keep on wallowing in the muck
We’ve made for ourselves over the years? ‘Cause I’m no such schmuck.
I’d rather be moving forward, always growing with each year.
I’m sick of putting up with my own and others’ ignorance and fear
With stupidity, both willful and witless, thrown into the mix
And more than a dash for indolence thrown in just for kicks.
I want my media from now on to be classic as can be
Just like how we often regard the stuff from decades ago, you see—
Not saying yesterwhen was perfect at all, but the point stands
That effort mattered then in media, and folks across the land
Could once tell the good from the bad at least most of the time.
Sadly, that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. What a crime
That talent and effort are seen as “overrated” in this age
While “mass appeal” and chasing trends always makes the front page.
Forget shambling corpses! The zombie apocalypse is now
And has been for two decades or so, and yes, I’m having a cow.
Why shouldn’t I upon making this realization, friends?
‘Tis all the reason why you, too, might want this madness to end.
Like I said, laziness is simply unacceptable,
And there’s no more excuse these days to put up with the bull
With which we have for so long, so let’s all take a stand
And demand that people wise up and straighten out ‘cross the land.
We’ve got to know the habits that’ve long dulled our senses,
Knock them all off at once, and set up strong social defenses
‘Gainst our knack for developing such wretched habits again
While we smarten up and regard things like we did way back when:
With discernment and taste with a demand for grace and sense,
And should we keep that up, society will evolve hence
Into what it should have been by now, but then again,
Better late than never to clean up our lazy-ass act, friends.
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