A pilot in the age of drones 

Seeks legal highs with fatal stones 

Left rattling like a bag of bones 

Grounded and obsolete 


A painter of two thousand cars 

Patrols the seedy dim lit bars

Robotic arms pick at his scars 

He sleeps upon the street 


A taxi driver saw his wealth 

Diminish quicker than his health 

His latest car can drive itself 

The first to join the fleet 


A packer from the factory line

Ignored the early warning sign

Machines now box and send the wine 

She used to think so sweet 


The captain of a nuclear ship

Took orders from a micro chip

Malfunctions let the missile rip 

Into it's mother's teat

  • Author: peto (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 7th, 2023 03:13
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 18
  • User favorite of this poem: Teddy.15.
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  • Teddy.15

    Can I just tell you I really am not a fan of tech, hands are always best those Tesla cars are on another level. I can barely way around MPS. And I hate what it's done to our kids. I remember playing with the weebles when I was a kid but today the children sit on the sofa head in an app. Gosh sorry to go on this is a wonderful poem with a truly wonderful subject so powerful and worthy of a conversation anytime. ❤️

    • peto

      Thanks very much Teddy
      Couldn't agree more
      A pair of boots and a football for xmas and happy as a pig in shit
      Changed days
      Appreciate your input

    • LIZ

      There is so much to say about this topic. It can be good and bad. Tech helps us stay "connected", when our family is far away, AND work from anywhere (some of us). But it could never replace a true, physical/emotional interaction. There needs to be a balance....although it can be hard to find. Thank you for sharing!

      • peto

        Totally agree
        I couldn't thank you without it
        Just a bit of a negative viewpoint for this one
        Truly appreciate your view
        Many thanks

      • Christina8

        Wow, this is a great example of what not to do, huh? I am not a fan of tech wove your words wonderfully through another poetic marvel!

        • peto

          Lovely encouraging comment Christina
          So grateful
          Where is your pen ?????

          • Christina8

            Just busy...trying to think of a poem...

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          • Bobby O

            Allegorical. Pushes up thoughts that sway. That’s another way to say
            Nice write. Good read

          • peto

            Matters not how you say it
            Appreciate it very much
            Thank you Bobby

          • Introverted Sage

            The things we do to 'get by' that end up robbing us of our lives...
            Such a deep reflective write.
            Enjoyable read!

            • peto

              Appreciate your visit and coment very much
              Glad you enjoyed
              Many thanks

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