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Emperor’s New Phone 

By Keegan Flanagan 

Why did our emperor get up so early, 
Just to sit there on his throne, 
And why are people cheering, 
while he just scrolls through his phone? 

‘Something must be done, 
there are people dying in the streets! 
Can’t anybody help us?’ 
The emperor retweets. 

I saw a starving child, 
Begging on his knees, 
He said ‘Emperor you must help us, 
Sir I beg you, please!’ 

Then the emperor’s mouth opened, 
And the child’s eyes went wet, 
“please sir, spare some guidance?” 
“sorry, what was that?” 

And before the boy could answer, 
The emperor called his men, 
They ripped the boy from off the ground, 
And he was never seen again. 

The emperor got back on his phone, 
To see the latest trends. 
He types that we must save the children, 
And the emperor hit’s send. 

1 reply »

  1. Smart Phone Anxiety

    They told me it would be easy,
    They said it would be fine,
    My anxiety starting racing,
    As I knew this to be a lie.

    They said, “look its easy,
    Just scan the QR code”,
    Asked me what my problem was?,
    Said, “your not even that old”.

    They said “it makes things faster”,
    Little did they know,
    Life was moving so fast,
    I think, I want to go.

    Human beings or evolving,
    We need to make a stand,
    It’s like you cant function as a human,
    Unless a phone is in your hand.

    I remember a time,
    When technology was great,
    I think this was a time,
    Around 2008.

    Technology was helpful,
    Used to help you search and find,
    Now the A.I. is programmed,
    To try and read your mind.

    Now you cant even plan,
    A secret trip for someone dear,
    Without, WIFI and A.I,
    Whispering in their ear.

    Now technology is evolving,
    But, everybody thinks its calm,
    Just remember, Humans wasn’t born,
    With a phone attached to their arm.

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