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Digital theft

The machines came and took away my youth Pixel by pixel it faded from view De-rezzed to make room For the adult world And the financial pursuit Cereal and cartoons Arcade games and bubble gum tunes Replaced by ties and suits And orthopaedic shoes Mental torpedoes and nukes For the co-workers in cubicles Oh Gloria This is the 6 o'clock news I'm a malcontented sprite Painted azure blue Can't you save me from banality I've become a boring old snooze I used to climb trees to rescue felines And I used to scrape my elbows and knees Trying to play ball in the summer heat I used to smile and mean it I used to shine through the bruises and dirt Now I'm just a grimey worker in a power plant Making wages for uncle sam I've become Radioactive and hard to touch Because my generation was raided and robbed By robotic slaves and automatons A library in a box Containing everything except love Self segregation Instead of communication And a past lost to the monochrome light A solid state drive for a heart A cpu for a brain The gift of the millenium Becomes the bane A heavy thing to bare and a curse for the insane An outlet for hate Plug in baby and make no mistake It was meant to free us But has come to eat us Our technical revolution Our social networking solution It has created monsters out of in-cel men And ruined the 90s trend Gen-x and the bends Y2k and the end. Nov 29 2022 Marathon mile 21 Mark Toney

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