The Machine

fjamesj9701 By fjamesj9701, 12th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.”
~ Ariel Durant ~

Im sure some can still appreciate the film "Metropolis" by Lang and Thea von Harbou. A silent classic before its time and inspired this write.

The Machine

Once was a man who loved with all of his heart
But it was because of that love that made him more dark
A darkness unlike any night and void of its depth
Then like a cocoon of baby spiders it crept all through his flesh
For the world was his passion so bright and so green
But another man had different dreams that created the machine
And although accomplishment was to his hearts content
He gave it to idled hands unaware of consequence
They began exploiting the weak as they took what they pleased
The world became frightful, poor, and diseased
"One mans hymn of praise became another mans curse"
As thy flesh fed the machine and his blood quenched its thirst
While the street became flooded from tears of the damned
The gutters overfilled with uprisings and demands
But the ones that were in power refused to be overthrown
So the weak destroyed the machine and thus everyones home
For the hands that built it knew nothing of the dream
And the ones who controlled it cared for nothing it conceived
The head and hands need a mediator and it must be thy heart
Or the world will bare witness to a civilization torn apart
~ JJF ~


Film Avatar Genre Action Adventure Sci-Fi, Industrial, Jesse James Forster, Metropolis, The Machine

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My name is Jesse and I reside in Florida. I find my joy in being creative with my hands, music, and writing.

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