The Blur Truth: Spoken Word

The Blur Truth: Spoken Word

The Blur Truth: Spoken Word

The Blur Truth|| Viano Dee

We are robots in the land where
we thought we made robots. We
completely forgot who we were
when

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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Viano Dee

Viano Dee is a non niche blogger, poet, songwriter and a hardcore romantic who believes that life is something that we all should be positive about. She writes about life generally with the hope that positive change will occur even if it's just in one person. Her write-ups could take any form: poetry, articles, and even songs in ways that'll inspire you, resonate with you, or tell a story while keeping you both informed and entertained.

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StressedMum
1 year ago

I remember the days before technology, when there were no mobile phones.  We are all lost without them now and it seems everyone is a slave to their phones x

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Reply to  StressedMum
1 year ago

Very true, StressedMum. It’s like we stop existing without them.

mm
1 year ago

A splendid blend of humor, intellect and truth, another wonderful masterpiece from a humble lady.

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Reply to  Simi
1 year ago

Simi, thank you for your sweet words. I’m humbled.

Van Tay
1 year ago

your poem couldn’t be closer to the truth and reality. We are so enslaved to technology and robots. While I am one to enjoy fully what the robots have provided us mankind, it’s a conscious effort for me to tell myself to let go at times.  

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Reply to  Van Tay
1 year ago

Exactly, Van Tay.

Tochukwu Precious Eze
1 year ago

This is so true, we are now slaves of gadgets and technology.  All increasing health issues are side effects of technologies But sad truth can’t imagine our life with out technology.  We need to keep control on our self to limit our use of gadgets.  Lovely poem

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Reply to  Tochukwu Precious Eze
1 year ago

Absolutely right Heena. Thanks so much.

Fashion and Style Police
1 year ago

What a lovely poem here. I enjoyed reading poetry. I find them very soothing. 

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Reply to  Fashion and Style Police
1 year ago

Thank you so much Fashion and Style Police. Glad you find it soothing.

Nadalie
1 year ago

*snaps* I love the truth you’re sharing with us. We need to put our robot selves away. 

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Reply to  Nadalie
1 year ago

Nadalie, I’m glad you get it. *wink*

Ana
Ana
1 year ago

some truth in here… technology is good, but like everything, in moderation!

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Reply to  Ana
1 year ago

Ana, that’s very true. Like I stated in the post, the poem focuses on the downside of technology but that’s not to say that it is entirely bad. 

Tracy C
1 year ago

I love  your spoken word poetry. It’s wonderful that you explain the meaning behind the words. I’d love to share some of these with my students. 

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Reply to  Tracy C
1 year ago

Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I’d be honoured to have you share them.

Liz Bayardelle
1 year ago

There are so many downsides to technology (and I think all of them are manifested in our teenage daughter), but I guess it’s a tool like everything else.  It can be used for good or for bad.

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Reply to  Liz Bayardelle
1 year ago

That’s very true, Liz. Technology like everything else can be used for good or bad. Only that the poem focuses on the bad aspect of it.

Alexandra Cook
1 year ago

This is such a great spoken words. I love the message behind it. Let us learn how to use technology with limitation.

Fashion and Style Police
1 year ago

I agree with all you have mentioned here. Technology is good but we need to know how to control it so it does not control us. 

David Elliott
1 year ago

Technology certainly has changed us in so many different ways.  And there are a lots of downsides to it for sure.  Didn’t think about presenting that in poetry but it’s definitely a beautiful counterpoint to everything technological.

Khushboo W
1 year ago

Technology has it own good as well as its own drawbacks too. We should know how to control it.

Laura
1 year ago

Oh wow I love spoken word – so powerful, words can carry so much weight. Love it

Laura x

Elizabeth O
1 year ago

That is so true. We created all this technology to help us communicate efficiently and now the damn thing is running our lives. We all need to take a break from it all and regroup. Spend time with real people. 

Clarice
1 year ago

This is such a wonderful piece. I agree with the poet. It definitely allowed me to think about technology and how it has affected us today. Thank you for sharing this. 

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