The captain and his ship returned
With his report after his scouting.
He told us he found the land,
The land we were looking for,
The land where there is sunshine,
There the people live in freedom,
Freedom from the technology.
But no one listened,
Only the seventy of us.
No one else cared.
They lived for their technology,
They became incapable to live without it.
This made everyone too busy living
In the darkness and the gloom of our
Homeland where those rain drops fell.
They lived life as if they had none,
Existing by being bound by slavery to the menial,
Living only for their machines that they created.
They enjoyed their living in despair too much.
They simply did not want to be set free.
There were so bound to their technologies
That they and them were now becoming one.

So, boldly we set sail from the bay,
Despite a storm starting to brew in the sea.
Just the seventy of us in the great mystery ship,
We rode with the captain and his crew
To make our new home in our new land.

Epilog:
I think often about our great journey
With the captain and his ship to our new land.
Sometimes I still think about those left behind,
But not as often now as I use to.
Those that refused to leave their land.
Do they even exist anymore or did their
Technology finally destroy them?
Hail Atlantis!

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About Randall

Welcome to my mind. From it come such writings that have been posted here. The blog Nightly Sky contains the poems that I have written. Sorry. I like writing and poetry.

22 responses »

  1. Texasjune says:

    I’m speechless sitting here staring at the blank comment box. By chance I meet the mind of Randall, and now I have no words that fit what I see….I will be back.

  2. Aurora says:

    Uncanny that our minds were on the same wave length, albeit mine much more sarcastically in Socializing 2011 piece Oct 17 but still… seems somehow all the more poignant that this is the only way I am able to say Bravo, nice work. Be heartened, at least when all the others refuse to leave “their land,” we will finally know one another among the seventy, lol. 🙂

  3. Ben Naga says:

    Whatever propelled you to pen this is so close to whatever propels quite a few of *my* postings. If you ever start a blogroll I’d be honoured to be added to it.

  4. rumpydog says:

    I just like it! Hail Atlantis!

  5. Tmso says:

    I have to disagree. Technology serves US. Always has. As soon as it doesn’t, we abandon it and move on to the next thing. Which, I suppose, is exactly what you are saying in your poem! Funny how it comes full circle…

    • Randall says:

      Yes, and as for technology I love it. I love to blog and without technology there are none. I admit though, iPhones, Blackberries, tablets, they also look really neat, but I do not know anything about. Maybe someday I will learn. But I also think of the movie “Surrogates.”

  6. Loud Mind says:

    Hail ATLANTIS!
    Just like money, technology is a great use to us but it’s the worst thing that can consume someone.
    I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS POST!!!!!:-)

  7. I saw that you liked my post today and thought I’d check you out. I am one who does not read much poetry, but I became absorbed in yours. I especially like the message about technology here – it definitely is a friend and a foe all wrapped up in one. Thanks again for liking my post, if you want to be entered to win the book, comment and/or retweet or share.

  8. mymindisfine says:

    This was wonderful. I’ll be back.

  9. Jan Chalasz says:

    Outstanding job once again. Thumbs up!

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