How did we get to where we are now
With iPads and mobiles and all things technological?
Messaging, emails, air drops and more
Things go out of date once they leave
the factory floor.
To some of us it's seems only a short life ago,
when spinning tops reigned, and rocking horses
were all the go.
The cursory Christmas stocking filled
with surprises, like oranges, nuts and dates
in different colours, shapes and sizes
Thought we'd won the lottery, if we got
a Scalextric or some tea set pottery.
Shoes were actually made of leather
Not synthetic, with canvas uppers
and plastic soles that let in the weather
Everything now is like a substitute for the real
An android doesn't have the same feel,
touch or smell when you hold it close
It doesn't make you as warm as toast
Like when you cuddled your dolly or hid
your tin soldiers, from brothers and bullies
and those who were older.
Don't get me wrong life's gadgets are great,
even CCTV and electric gates
All these things make you feel much safer
in crazy, scary and volatile places
But why do we need to be put through
our paces, and be left with a look
of distain on our faces?
Robots in factories robbing us humans
of work, planning and calculations
But an android can't sort out
I mean, since when did robots go on strike?
The Urban Poet 2018