Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

Gremlins In My Server - Poem by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

in my server
again today
no internet
for about
8 hours
the lengths
the brain dead

walking zombies
will go to
trying to stop
an artist
from doing
his thing

in China
power freaks
lock up
target artists
throw away
freedom keys

they torture
tortured artists
Ai Weiwei struggles
to achieve justice

those who attempt
personal martyrdom forms
freedom fighting
finger flipping
single digit finger
at suppressive authority
seeking a just open society
will be Julian Assange

hunted worst than terror suspects

Chinese rigid regimented control freaks
will learn power excellent accelerant artists
can ignite inflamed swiftly world focus

reason why muscle mafia CIA paranoid fears
disproportionally target fragile electric voice of artists
polarizing figures fighting freedom campaigns

artists who flag raise sophisticated political arguments
birds of prey flight political cultural psychological complexities
fight flight freedom vulture attends political resistance acts

Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Topic(s) of this poem: art, freedom, politics

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by the Chinese activist artist Ai Weiwei, and his struggles, trying to achieve justice political transparency and freedom in China.
Dedicated to the Chinese activist artist Ai Weiwei.
Split image from the poem 'Jakarta PC Server Surge Internet Down' by the poet Terence George Craddock.
Written in May 2011 & January 2016 on the 12.5.2011 & 23.1.2016.

Comments about Gremlins In My Server by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

  • Terry Craddock (2/15/2016 8:18:00 PM)

    Not sure how this poem relates to a technophile because technophilia is not the theme? Must have been a quick couple of lines skim, because a technophile is 'One who has a love of or enthusiasm for technology, especially computers and high technology: '. The poem is also not about technophobia, although I wrote the split image poems 'Up-Skilling' and 'Up-Skilling Phobia' around the theme of technophobia back in February 1998 on the 25.2.98. No the obvious themes are freedom of speech, freedom of artists, freedom of information and human rights; reading within these contexts generates interesting reflections upon artistic individuality and mass media concepts of liberty within suppressive governments which remove liberty with the justification of home land security for example. (Report) Reply

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  • Adeline Foster (2/1/2016 5:35:00 PM)

    Ah, another frustrated technophile. Are we not all inclined to protest at some time. Yet life must go on and so we do. Try mine – On the Horns of the Moon –
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 22, 2016

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