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land of milk and honey

Land of Milk & Honey. 
The president has banned the verb “work,” there are no job seekers 
or unemployed people, but those who administrate the state are on
duty. Since all is mechanized, digitalized and robotozied there is little 
need for citizens to do anything, but receive a monthly card to spend 
on food, clothes and other things, and they will be well enumerated. 
At last the masses have been set free from the toil of labour.    
They can sleep as long as they want, walk in the park or pursue sport, 
 meet in the evening and read poetry, with the understanding “work” 
is not mentioned, ‘cause the state know some poets are insubordinate
and will try to sneak in “work” by calling it something else. If the state 
censor find out the writer will be banned from all public gatherings and 
not being able to buy yogurt till he repents and writes nice things about 
the beautiful colour of plastic flowers, made by a robot called Rose.  
It has taken mankind thousands of years to reach this stage of maturity, 
and they will look up to the clear blue sky and say: “Truly this is Utopia.” 

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  1. Date: 5/12/2012 6:05:00 AM
    I like caramel ice cream with marshmallow sauce and sprinkles.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 5/12/2012 8:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    my god...sweet, sweet and sweet again
  1. Date: 5/11/2012 7:54:00 AM
    Not be able to buy yogurt? I love that. What a piece of cardboard on the heels of May Day.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 5/11/2012 11:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    kathy thank you... i like strawberry flavoured yogurt