This is it

Posted: November 8, 2011 in Ramblings of a sober Poet
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Can you hear the microwave babies?

Crying in ultra sonic squeaks.

Internet funk seeps through digital nappies,

A bar coded rash develops.

Just Mix it. Baby milk.

Downloaded directly through

the satellite nipples of The media beasts.

Get shot in the eye with a remote control.

Baby sleeps during the commercial breaks.

Mommy logs off after her second drink.

Oprah on the rocks.

Daddy needs rewiring,

so he stops at the bar

Before clicking on his home page…

Unplugged from what could be such a beautiful reality…

 And the world as we are programmed

to perceive it keeps turning

©Richard Quaz Roodt(2009)  ___________________________________________________________________ This poem is linked to d’ NIGHT)











  1. wolfsrosebud says:

    … and that’s modern technology

  2. brian miller says:

    whew…the first line rocks…and then itt rips straight on from there…think 5 or 10 years ago and then now…how techno-dependant we have become…and then think 10 years from now…scary…great write..

  3. claudia says:

    woohoo…this is really cool…enjoyed it from first to last line…and wonder where this technology revolution will lead us one day…though i had nothing against a diaper changing app or such thing…smiles

  4. tashtoo says:

    Couldn’t we have a field day here…a real LIVE one, no virtual reality required. So hard to appreciate our blessings without acknowledging the curses that come right along with them. Loved the word play, the rhythm and pace…and the imagery is stand alone

  5. Pat Hatt says:

    Ahh yes technology has made us become so dependent on it, it isn’t funny, great verse, could rant forever, but I won’t..haha

  6. ayala says:

    Technology has changed our world… Imagine how far it will go… Great write!

  7. hobgoblin2011 says:

    You have a really cool voice, I like it a lot. Much different than from what I’ve seen and that’s an amazing thing to bring out. The piece is really cool too as it plays off your tone and voice so well. Thanks, glad I had the chance to read your work

  8. Yousei Hime says:

    I liked this so much (the writing, not the scene) I read it aloud to my 18 year old son. He didn’t get it (No real surprise, if you knew him.) I’m fairly certain he’s embedded in the current social programming.

  9. I saw a scifi show years ago in chich the society was linked to a world wide grid via a transistor at the base of their heads. The rebels who refused the technology lived in shanty towns. Unplugging left the citizens in a state of confusion and panic… much like teenagers who lose their cell phones. Scary how close we are.

  10. Laurie Kolp says:

    I really like this…

  11. Window lad says:

    …no wonder if one day humans are no longer in use for they’re replaced already by robotics and clones.. i know it’s way far for this piece but i was reminded of the movie: Bicentennial Man… cool poem, i have enjoyed it, thanks!

    Good day!


  12. the imagery.. and comparison… the story… got me totally wired… to your bytes…
    Loved this one so much…

    ‘A bar coded rash develops.’


    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

  13. Quaz says:

    Thank you guys! Its so easy to fall victim to our own intelligence. I don’t really see it stopping anytime soon.

    • Nel'sense says:

      Only just read this,pardon my late visit, I like the word play, I can’t refute the truth you intended with the Poem, yes we are victims of our intelligence mmm just a little more than times

  14. How ironic that you are sharing this on electronic media. It is difficult for those who cling to material reality and face-to-face encounters to toss a shoe into the machinery as the saboteurs did at the onset of the Industrial Revolution. But now the material world seems to be melting into the electronic world. Flesh is becoming spirit, right before our eyes in one generation. Let’s hope we can activate the Global Heart before it is too late.

    Already in China and India the ultrasounded babies are being culled, and a disproportionate number of boys are being born and girls aborted. We really need to make better choices with this technology. Also before it is too late! Thanks for an interesting read.

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