SabreLi

Robophobia

She found him in a dumpster
While searching for precious stones
She thought him just a youngster
‘Til she saw his missing bones

She realised at once
That he had been discarded
Abandoned by the ones
He’d fearlessly guarded

For he was a robot, a humanlike android
Commonplace in the future earth
Considered disposable, of feelings devoid
Due to his artificial birth

She took him in and cared for him
They built a life together
She replaced his missing limbs
And swore to leave him never

He no longer had a master
No orders to obey
She taught him love and laughter
The real human way

Over time he slowly learned to trust again
His faith was restored, his heart healed
And though it didn’t beat like normal men
He felt a love so deep it would not yield

And til her dying day he stayed
Forever with his saviour
A lifetime of love and friendship repaid
Memories he’d forever savour

The chance that she had given
Long ago in their past
Broke his algorithm
And set him free at last

He began to walk the earthly lands
Displaying humanity
For he is the last who understands
How good humans could be

Comments2

  • Alan .S. Jeeves

    Good rhyming sabreLi, important (I think). I would have liked to have seen metre polishing a little though.

    Kind regards, Alan

  • ANGELA & BRIAN

    BRIAN HERE~ Thanks for sharing *SL* ~ Love the structure of the POEM ~ 9 neat quatrains witha consistant Rhyme Pattern (abab cdcd etc). This gives it FLOW facilitating reading & recitation. Because we are already in the ROBOAGE the message is very avant garde ! Current ROBOTS (like some Humans !) have KNOWLEGE but no FEELINGS ! Synopsis :

    V 1 - 3. She find HIM broken & discarded
    V 4 - 6. She adopts HIM & cares for HIM.
    He understands the meaning of LOVE
    V 7. He responds to Her with His LOVE
    V 8. Her LOVE & TLC breaks down His conditioning
    V 9. He becomes TRUELY & EMOTIONALLY HUMAN !

    Thanks for sharing a lovely ROBOTIC
    LOVE STORY We both loved it !
    Blessings & Peace & Joy for CHRISTMAS !
    Yours ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿงก



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