The Blur Truth: Spoken Word
We are robots in the land where
we thought we made robots. We
completely forgot who we were
we started acting like the robots
we created. It seems they outsmarted
us by becoming smarter and enslaving us.
We are now at their beck and call. They ping us to receive messages; we move around like messengers of posts and pictures
traveling from one end of Facebook to the other end of Snapchat. We connive with the sky to Skype and in conjunction with the birds,
we tweet. They tell us to pin our interest thus we are forced to Pinterest.
These are just a few of the many errands we run. Let’s not forget to mention the to do lists that our emails bombard us with.
It seems we have been trapped in a cobweb, like puppets we are trying to please everyone else. The robots who
made us robots force us to work so hard,
deprive us of our sleep, embezzle our time and energy then force us to act like we are okay. They have us filter our looks so we
can look flawless.
When we made these robots, we thought we were making the world an easier place to operate. But in reality, they made us easier to operate instead.
Written and Performed by Viano Dee
Instrumental: Clocks on Strike by Ugonna Onyekwe (Royalty free beat).
About The Blur Truth
The Blur truth is a spoken word poetry which focuses on the downside of technology.
It uses imagery and play on words to provoke the reader to look at the invention of man from another perspective.
For instance, the argument for being connected is to stay or keep in touch. This is to say that our phones or gadgets alert us which means they actually serve us.
But on the flip side, it could mean that we actually serve them as they prompt us to answer them when we are alerted.
That’s why it is titled The Blur Truth. There’s some truth in it only it’s not so clear until one looks close enough.
The poem was inspired by Gary Turk. I first heard about him sometime in 2014 after he released his poem “Look Up”. A line from it says: ” We are a generation of idiots; Smart phones, dumb generation.”
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