Fearful?

In olden times great monsters roamed

Spirits and devils hid behind each door

Superstition governed fearful peasants

Subsisting uneducated naive and poor

 

Centuries on and we have progressed

Affluence burnished the common weal

Giants and dragons imagined no longer

For today's modern monsters are real

 

Frankensteins stride brazen and free

No wonder in our hearts we're afraid

The sweet irony is we created them

The rods on our backs are man-made

 

The remorseless Medusa hides its stare

As Facebook's talons pinch your hide

Your identity petrified then packaged

Sold to the highest bidder cut and dried

 

Google the Ogre snatches your thoughts

An insatiable cyber-space Griffon vulture

While nothing feeds social division like

The Minotaurs of mad Cancel-Culture

 

Frankensteins stride brazen and free

No wonder in our hearts we're afraid

The sweet irony is we created them

The rods on our backs are man-made

 

Cyclops-eyed banshees infest the media

Swarms of twisted professional haters

Easy midst their middle-class comforts

They never had to eat stale potatoes

 

Add the looming Purgatory of Brexit, its

Hydra-headed tentacles devils incarnate

Worse, mocking Earth like Imps from Hell

The vengeful Furies of a changing climate

 

Frankensteins stride brazen and free

No wonder in our hearts we're afraid

The sweet irony is we created them

The rods on our backs are man-made

 

But one modern monster grinning, cunning,

Roams not wild in some exotic far-off land,

Surveillance culture under your very nose,

Its the svelte silicon monster in your hand

 

Yes, Apps allure but Big Brother loves them

Monstrous COVID will soon want your dabs

It began with Vampires in some dark forest

Took down Trump via China's military labs

 

Reasons to be fearful too many to count

Bleed from these Behemoths world-wide,

The Artificial Intelligence dystopia is next,

Me fearful? I'm frankly bloody terrified...

 

 

 

 

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Paul Sayer

Sat 3rd Oct 2020 18:16

Great poem Simon
Superb last line.

As we all should be...

Paul.

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