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Array ( [sid] => 184304 [catid] => 1 [aid] => mick [title] => Distractions [time] => 2017-07-04 22:49:14 [hometext] => The longer we wander, the less time to ponder. [bodytext] => Computers are lifes imitators;
Converting our knowledge to data
Intelligent thought is then stored til its bought;
Flatlined as alpha and beta.

A diet of facts thats designed,
As junkfood for hungry young minds;
Most obsolete before we can eat;
Were compelled to obsessively dine!

Weve no inclination to check its creation
Consuming whatever we find;
Info at best, thats swift to digest;
And doled out a bit at a time.

How long can we thrive upon food;
Thats already carefully chewed.
Eaten in haste with no time to waste;
Or judge what they put in the stew!

--------------------------------------
Let me waste time reading rhyme;
Paid for with coins of lost time;
A garden of thoughts, fresh-picked and just caught,
Unanswered, unseasoned,

sublime! [comments] => 5 [counter] => 242 [topic] => 69 [informant] => softerware [notes] => [ihome] => 0 [alanguage] => english [acomm] => 0 [haspoll] => 0 [pollID] => 0 [score] => 0 [ratings] => 0 [editpoem] => 1 [associated] => [topicname] => poets )
Distractions

Contributed by softerware on Tuesday, 4th July 2017 @ 10:49:14 PM in AEST
Topic: poets



Computers are lifes imitators;
Converting our knowledge to data
Intelligent thought is then stored til its bought;
Flatlined as alpha and beta.

A diet of facts thats designed,
As junkfood for hungry young minds;
Most obsolete before we can eat;
Were compelled to obsessively dine!

Weve no inclination to check its creation
Consuming whatever we find;
Info at best, thats swift to digest;
And doled out a bit at a time.

How long can we thrive upon food;
Thats already carefully chewed.
Eaten in haste with no time to waste;
Or judge what they put in the stew!

--------------------------------------
Let me waste time reading rhyme;
Paid for with coins of lost time;
A garden of thoughts, fresh-picked and just caught,
Unanswered, unseasoned,

sublime!




Copyright © softerware ... [ 2017-07-04 22:49:14]
(Date/Time posted on site)





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Re: Distractions (User Rating: 1 )
by ming on Wednesday, 5th July 2017 @ 04:44:35 PM AEST
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Great ending. Made me giggle.


ming


Re: Distractions (User Rating: 1 )
by unknown_utopia on Wednesday, 5th July 2017 @ 10:16:14 PM AEST
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Sometimes it is a case of system overload
like there is to much info
do not know what is real or what is fake
who are we really
who am I lol
oh and good poem great topic....


Re: Distractions (User Rating: 1 )
by ingeniusidiot on Friday, 7th July 2017 @ 09:01:43 AM AEST
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Another great piece my friend and a very good description of life and the world that surrounds us.

Rich


Re: Distractions (User Rating: 1 )
by Puppy_dog_eyes on Friday, 7th July 2017 @ 05:38:38 PM AEST
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How the modern world has changed. Remember when computers took forever to download a single webpage and the cacophony of a modem connecting to the Internet could be heard everywhere.
Now facts bombard us every second of every day, blink and you may miss them!!

Nice write

Steve


Re: Distractions (User Rating: 1 )
by FireStarter on Saturday, 15th July 2017 @ 02:36:42 AM AEST
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I love the rhyme scheme




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