Treasure Island

David SmithWhite

(270552 / Australia)

A Major Modern Miracle


I am the very model of the modern computer miracle,
I've communications seminal, original and digital.
I know the solid-state of things and can quote the bits statistical,
from a database in cyberspace and wider realms empirical.
I'm very entertaining too with visual tricks and videos,
I generate such graphic 'pics' not seen in in-house studios.
And with chaos theory I am brimming with lots of clues:
conjunctions of free radicals, dark matter and cosmic glues.
I'm very good at diagnostic and medical analysis,
and I know the psychiatric terms for manic-depressive illnesses.
In short, in matters seminal, original and digital,
I am the very 'modem' of a major modern miracle.

I love an erotic mystery, I say that with some emphasis.
My wares are soft and yielding. (You can put that in parenthesis) .
I denounce in dialectic all the names of shy cabbalists,
I conduct a strict surveillance of both larrikins and anarchists.
I can extol without vitriol all the real and virtual possibilities,
of a future that may awe us or use the best of our abilities.
Then I can plumb, the depths among, the dimmest sensibilities,
and recognise the indifferent eyes of social liabilities.
Then I can model the interiors of modern architectural palaces,
and erect the thrusting towers and the other symbolic phalluses.
In short in methods seminal, original and digital,
I am the very 'modem' of a major modern miracle.

In fact, I'm a very smart robotic with artificial genesis,
by birth, a part-genetic and part-manufactured synthesis.
And when I can get my hands dirty and boast of many calluses,
I can find the holy grail in my cups and in my chalices.
Then I'll select for intellect and eugenic probability,
to reject defect and elect to affect effective flexibility.
For I define the paradigm of perfect new-age philosophies,
and in rebuttal I can scuttle all fundamental fallacies.
Yes, I'll cajole the young and old and embolden a rare facility,
for creative risk on the cold, hard disk that is the sum of our reality.
Still in matters seminal, original and digital,
I remain the very model of the modern computer miracle.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Edited: Thursday, May 20, 2010

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  • C. P. Sharma (12/12/2008 8:28:00 PM)

    Well sung praise of Modern Major as fun poem, perhaps with an under current of subtle irony in it. Enjoyed it,
    CP (Report) Reply

  • Martin O'Neill (8/12/2008 3:45:00 AM)

    A round of applause seems scant reward for such lexcographical dexterity but it is yours nonetheless. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Linda Ori (4/3/2006 11:33:00 PM)

    Bravo! That was one fun read. I've always been a bit intimidated by cyberspace communication, but it has its merits. Still, there's nothing like face to face when it comes to intimate conversation. Great poem.
    Linda (Report) Reply

  • Esther Leclerc (2/28/2006 8:24:00 AM)

    On the mark and entertaining as well - excellent.

    Thanks for the encouragement/words of wisdom to fellow poets in the third para of your bio. I'm new to writing so appreciate it much. (Report) Reply

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