‘Artificial’ – where did it take us? It was a word that took us in many different directions. The good, the bad, the ugly it could be viewed, in the eyes of the beholder of course.
Where do you go when you hear the word? What does it bring up for you?
We realised that our inner feelings somehow shine through when we put pen to paper, and how wonderful is that. It often helps us to see what we couldn’t see otherwise.
Next week’s word is ‘quirky’.
I’m looking forward to see what comes from that.
Hope you enjoy the poems, and feel free to let others know they are welcome to be part of this wonderful sharing session.
Hope to see you there.
Ever since humans evolved We have existed to replicate Our species by reproduction To continue our place In the natural world. Each generation adding To our survival rate In the complex environments That we have had to face. Adapting. Discovering. Modifying. Growing from experience Then passing on that knowledge So others could join in The continuous learning voyage. By being together we would bring Understandings that have built Communities that survived On using their strengths To embrace the elements Around them to flourish In a hostile world That created distinct Challengers to be endured. Then the migration began Populating and expanding Across new lands
Adapting. Discovering. Modifying.
Arriving now at this present day The future of our continuation in Our survival is being debated With our ability to create A diverse interpretation Of finding the meaning The-why? – Of it all Some see the way For us is to begin The next new migration Travel into space And the stars beyond To find new lands To settle and expand. Others see our answer To the life/death cycle Is for Artificial replication Using our computer generation To assist us in our innovations We see those now everyday Communication devices Allowing instant responses To everything and anything We care to discover or share. Robotics replacing manual labour Artificial prosthetics giving Body parts as replacements Another step in our expanding interactions. The continual battle Of available resources Causing conflicts for our species We still suffer from natural disasters That wreck mass lives. Wars continue to be fought Leaving refugees to Starve from malnutrition. Gods under different flags Are excuses for ethnic Still within all this chaos Human beings will survive And strive to make sense Of our day to day lives. How the future deals with How we presently To be humans who outlast Pandemics. Fires. Floods. Earthquakes ad Financial Woes.
Adapting. Discovering. Modifying.
Supporting each other As our human species Continues to grow.
Crossed the line
We crossed the line We moved from the balance of a wonderful ecology And just went too far…
In the name of progress We leached the earth We manipulated the game And we’re left with the shame
We wanted more And opened the door To grow and gain Despite the pain
Can we see the line Or are we blind? And cannot see What we have come to be
I’m not sure we can
Implants are glam AI the spam
Robots to go Interest rates low
Chemicals preserve Favouritism reserves
Smiles hide False pride
Bionic limbs Out to win
Test tube vial Human files
More plastic So not fantastic
No longer aware Or we just don’t dare…
20th Feb 2023
Nothing artificial here
Going to school, work, marriage
Children, grand-children, and so much more
Did I really do all that! how did I work so hard?
Create life! Astounding as it may seem
I can’t contemplate my achievements
All my failures, I sure know about those
Achievements should come to the fore
To my mind, balance is the score
Almost seems fake, unreal
That I could create such wealth in a lifetime
Strong memories when I reminisce
Nothing artificial about my journey
How fortunate am I
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