Clive Culverhouse

Gold Star - 31,470 Points (England)

Homo Machina

Poem by Clive Culverhouse

Homo Machina
The Future Of Human Evolution

grey will not do metallic's justice
as silver shows no tempting

no, tones will pale into all skins
corridor lengths of emptiness
seen within computed eyes
and nothing the machines do
can hold a grace in our hands

no metal can truly see art
steel ignorance of telling brush strokes

what evolution takes from our touch
these once bountiful gardens
once Eden
once Paradise
the flowers, such colour is lost

the us that defined us
make no mistake
they can kill in the shallows
they can work with no muscle

knowing no empathy
no mercy
they have only coldness
a brief of finality

leaving us behind in shameful mists
any last shred of will to resemble us

they are the future of our future
and we are them
and we, our death

Topic(s) of this poem: androids, evolution, future, humanity, life, science, science fiction


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Homo Machina by Clive Culverhouse
The Future Of Human Evolution


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Latin



Homo - Human

Machina - Machine


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Comments about Homo Machina by Clive Culverhouse

  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (5/3/2020 7:43:00 PM)

    knowing no empathy
    no mercy
    they have only coldness
    a brief of finality
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    they are the future of our future
    and we are them
    and we, our death
    - - - - The reckless development of humanoids would only spell doom for man.A great poem of the Day, Congratulations Clive Culverhouse.(Report)Reply

    Clive CulverhouseClive Culverhouse(5/4/2020 2:13:00 AM)

    thanks for reading, , , .,

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (5/3/2020 3:26:00 PM)

    no, tones will pale into all skins
    corridor lengths of emptiness
    seen within computed eyes
    and nothing the machines do
    can hold a grace in our hands a wonderful poem. futuristic, tony(Report)Reply

    Clive CulverhouseClive Culverhouse(5/3/2020 3:57:00 PM)

    Thanks for your time and comment on Machina.,

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (5/3/2020 1:30:00 PM)

    A bit chilling, but fascinating reading. Congrats on poem of the day!(Report)Reply

    Clive CulverhouseClive Culverhouse(5/3/2020 1:33:00 PM)

    thanks for reading Machina and taking the time to comment, much appreciated

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (5/3/2020 9:03:00 AM)

    no metal can truly see art steel ignorance of telling brush strokeknowing no empathy no mercy they have only coldness a brief of finality. A warning for the human society. Congratulations(Report)Reply

    Clive Culverhouse(5/3/2020 9:16:00 AM)

    A warning indeed,
    thanks for your time

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  • Harley WhiteHarley White (5/3/2020 8:43:00 AM)

    Intriguing poem with dire futuristic message I hope we heed...(Report)Reply

    Clive CulverhouseClive Culverhouse(5/3/2020 9:14:00 AM)

    Thanks for reading and commenting, Harley, much appreciated

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  • Dominic WindramDominic Windram (5/3/2020 4:18:00 AM)

    Very imaginative, dystopian poem...congratulations Clive!(Report)Reply

    Clive CulverhouseClive Culverhouse(5/3/2020 4:58:00 AM)

    Thanks for reading, Dominic, and taking the time to comment, ..,

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  • Keith BrownKeith Brown (5/3/2020 4:08:00 AM)

    It's like training someone too do your job the getting sacked, too smart for our won good! How in have we taught machines too think? Great poem quite evokative(Report)Reply

    Clive CulverhouseClive Culverhouse(5/3/2020 4:19:00 AM)

    Quite!
    Last line .. and we, our death

    thanks for taking time to comment, much appreciated

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  • Jasbir ChatterjeeJasbir Chatterjee (5/3/2020 2:01:00 AM)

    Indeed, machines, though they may be the ones that would survive, will only be machines, incapable of great works of art that humans can produce. Congratulations on being poet of the day!(Report)Reply

    Clive CulverhouseClive Culverhouse(5/3/2020 3:17:00 AM)

    thanks for taking the time to comment Jasbir,

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/3/2020 1:14:00 AM)

    superb thoughtful poem penned; congrats for being selected as POD

    Metallic justice
    cannot see the true art

    Robotic workforce
    can do anything
    but without any feelings

    no mercy there
    no empathy there
    machine is machine though it's fair(Report)Reply

    Clive CulverhouseClive Culverhouse(5/3/2020 2:30:00 AM)

    Our exchange of poetic expression,
    thanks for your time dear poet, ..

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (5/3/2020 12:45:00 AM)

    No machine can truly see art! ! ! !
    Smart art of life.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

    Clive CulverhouseClive Culverhouse(5/3/2020 2:28:00 AM)

    True, thanks for commenting Edward, .

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  • Me Poet Yeps PoetMe Poet Yeps Poet (4/20/2020 2:56:00 AM)

    SORRY
    U MEANT MANLY(Report)Reply

    Clive CulverhouseClive Culverhouse(4/20/2020 3:06:00 AM)

    all comments welcome even the funny ones; }

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  • Me Poet Yeps PoetMe Poet Yeps Poet (4/20/2020 2:54:00 AM)

    LOVELY POEM POETESS
    what evolution takes from our touch
    these once bountiful gardens
    once Eden
    once Paradise
    the flowers, such colour is lost

    EVOLUTION NEEDS a variety of CORONAS(Report)Reply

    Clive CulverhouseClive Culverhouse(4/20/2020 3:23:00 AM)

    we're in an evolutionary step brought on by the coronavirus that is

    Clive CulverhouseClive Culverhouse(4/20/2020 3:01:00 AM)

    Great comment, you are incredibly perceptive, we probably are in the middle of a microscopic evolutionary step, huge thanks for giving me that thought and for taking the time to comment.,

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 20, 2020

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2020