Stevie Taite

Rookie - 78 Points (30th January 1973 / Kent, England)

Putting Computers In Their Place - Poem by Stevie Taite

The age of computers and clever machines
Came from the minds of the human supremes
They thought it would ease
and relieve human plight
But the  truth is it doesn't with  thoughtful hindsight 
They may do things quicker and save lots of space
No need for CD rack or even book case
I connect with the world just by moving my thumb
And check if tomorrow we'll get rain or sun
It's all very clever but here is the catch 
What technology churns out a human can't match
So supreme own the world as all power they rob
And more and more people are losing their job
But poems and music and dance and great art
Set the machines and us quite far apart
From our brains come a wonder, it's what makes us great 
The expression of art forms, desire to create
A computer falls flat on its binary face
In this one respect, we put them in their place!

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Great minds may have created computers but it is unlikely that computers will be great minds! I bloody hope not anyway!

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  • (10/11/2012 1:58:00 PM)


    Excellent write, very true sentiments regards to these wonderful yet frustrating machines..! ! ! really enjoyed. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 20, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, August 20, 2012


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