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Subliminal Prison

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Subliminal Prison

Subliminal messages driving me insane
I can't seem to stop them from entering my brain

When they send me their messages it's loud and clear
I wonder how it's possible others can't hear

I am the main target they're directed at me
I'm not paranoid if you look close you will see

Words to a puzzle that have been carefully placed
Answers they discovered as my life has been traced

They know all my habits the preferences I hold
If they push the right buttons they know I'll be sold

The smart phone they sold me is one of many tools
I keep playing their game without knowing the rules

I'm feeling helpless a little out of control
Subliminal messages attacking my soul

Time to reconsider what's important to me
Then I can break away and become truly free


With new smartphone technology they can track where we are and
customize information on screens in stores to our specific interests 
based on our buying habits they can learn our preferences, for music
fashon and types of travel as well as food and dining preferences.

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  1. Date: 4/21/2013 8:33:00 AM
    Awesome write! For both topic and sytle! No need to be paranoid to be aware of some dangerous impacts of technology! A gem... Hugs, Hanitra

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Well this is more then "7" yes I know that about "smartphones" I also read the gov. had them do it so they could track. Also the new smart TV's I read that too. Just like cookies, every time I check something out, next thing there's adds for that product on my pages ;} I truely like the way you wrote this .

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/20/2013 8:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much for your kind words.
  1. Date: 4/20/2013 5:41:00 AM
    EEk! Your explanation said it all. Makes me feel more like a robot or "just part of the cattle", instead of a human being. It's super intelligent, what they can do. But this kind of intelligence comes at a price... our humanity. Great topic choice Rick!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/20/2013 6:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Timothy
  1. Date: 4/19/2013 6:22:00 PM
    Enjoyable poem that brings up a topical subject for sure. Advertisers are a tricky bunch.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/19/2013 6:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David
  1. Date: 4/19/2013 10:54:00 AM
    Hello my favorite poet :D I'm fine here in fact I really had a great time today :D how are you there? As usual you always come with a brilliant idea in writing, really enjoyed my reading this evening, wishing you a great day as mine :D hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/19/2013 1:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My day off today so met with friends and then went out to play tennis.
  1. Date: 4/19/2013 8:45:00 AM
    Thanks for this brilliant piece and your always on point comments on my works. You're a gem... Take care and well done.~A.O

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/19/2013 1:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are most welcome.
  1. Date: 4/19/2013 8:11:00 AM
    Subliminal messages come through in movies and songs as well. It is really disturbing, and your title says it all. Great write on this subject, Richard. Thanks ever so much for the visit.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/19/2013 8:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen