The Machine's in Overdrive

Sample Poem

Day 63: The Machine's in Overdrive

© 2018 Steve Cook 

The machine's in overdrive manufacturing threat,

In a desperate ploy to overwhelm and keep everyone upset,

To fracture and divide the resurgent Human Nation,

Lest peace breaks out and we usher in an Age of Cooperation.

Keep brother fighting brother and kin fighting kin,

With war forever simmering and the planet in a spin.

Create universal scarcity and enslave the race with debt,

Constrained by economics, by uncertainty beset.

The strategy of the Overlords for the past ten thousand years

Has been divide and conquer using propagandised fears.

But the Human Nation's changing and the game's begun to fail.

The dinosaur is dying, but beware its thrashing tail!