Vera Sidhwa

Control Technology - Poem by Vera Sidhwa

Technology has entered our lives.
Understanding it is our job.
We think we're surrounded by a new beauty,
Of satellites and such.

Our cell phones with apps
And our gleaming laptops
What will man be left to do
Except inside a whirl of technology? '

I think we need to understand
That God's work we should demand
That humankind should be humble
In tinkering with tech.

I told my friend
How this could be
And she heard me through
Through satellite be.

I called my mother across the States
And there her hologram stood in my face
As if she was right here in my space
Then I shut my cell phone off and she was gone.

And so I won't have to fly to her
Three-thousand miles across the States.
I don't know what to do now
With my time and my life in this 'human' race.

Topic(s) of this poem: satire, space

Comments about Control Technology by Vera Sidhwa

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/2/2015 12:47:00 PM)

    So beautifully and vividly depicted about morden technology. I read your poem and felt your thoughts. The last stanza reveals the main theme of the poem. Many thanks dear Vera, may God increase your poetic thoughts....10- (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, November 2, 2015

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