Sunday, October 16, 2011

Technology by Bob Atkinson


(c)2011 Bob Atkinson

the inventor had perfected
a machine of many uses
easily able to out produce
what the hands of men
had done

so simple a situation
seems no more thoughts in order
about this latest happening
of progress causing disorder

but tradition had been broken
change had come to those
who looked upon the old ways
for meaning in their hearts

their years of hard work doing
a quick and proper job
giving all they could to it
were ended and forgotten

pride it gave to their lives
disappeared in a flash
of binding gears and stamping sounds
as more product was amassed

more people could buy the lots
and use the newer things
while unappreciative of their nature
because they weren't expensive

and those who had toiled
for years at the bench
while making things with their hands
knew their lives had ended

no longer were they paid
for that which could be made
by machines so fast the gears did spin
endless products newly made

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