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by Norman
Rated: E · Poetry · Entertainment · #2256582
I've had enough of this world
I’ll throw away my smartphone
I’ll dump my laptop too
I won’t watch TV anymore
I’ll give up all that’s new

I’ve had enough of this world
There’s too much hate and fear
It’s in the news most every day
That’s all you ever hear

I might become a hermit
Go someplace far away
If I could find the place I want
I’d pack my bags today

But I must have the right place
When I go off the grid
I can’t give up all that I love
Good heavens, God forbid!

I’d like a place that’s comfy
Yeah, not too hot or cold
A house that is all neat and clean
Someplace that’s not too old

I don’t want any neighbors
We hermits like our space
Just put me where I cannot see
This sordid human race

Just fill my house with good books
That’s all I really need
Well… maybe just some magazines
That’s all I ever read

Of course I’ll need a good cook
And lots of food to eat
And maybe someone to mix drinks
Yeah, that would be real neat

And there must be some servants
To clean up after me
I really don’t like doing that
So I just let things be

You think I’m being greedy?
I’m asking for too much?
You know it will be difficult
When staying out of touch

I’ll have to think about this
It doesn’t sound like fun
I can’t go off the grid like this
If I’m the only one

I’ll have to keep my smartphone
And have my laptop too
I can’t give up my TV shows
What else is there to do?

But I won’t watch the news now
I just don’t want to know
That’s off the grid enough for me
As far as I can go

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