Thursday, April 25, 2013

New Masters (a sijo)


We buy the smartphones, unaware we are buying new masters.

The app store tempts our vanity with personalization.
Soon, we all are narcissists, looking in our handheld mirrors.

[Written for #formforall at dversepoets.com - a poetry lovefest online!]

20 comments:

  1. Ain't that the truth.

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  2. This is so true! Great write, Mosk.

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  3. ha. yeah i dont have that app...or any app...i have a cheap knock off phone...and i hate it...i want to go back to rotary dial home phones...where you can only reach me if i am there...smiles.

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  4. Whoa, that's definitely a modernist twist on the traditional form. It reminds me of the story of an alien who watches earth and concludes that the sentient beings are cars.

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  5. no iphone here either, but the laptop is almost a mirror as much as I use it..great use of the sijo, Buddah

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  6. my husband would agree whole-heartedly ...for me it's too late already...i'm heavily smartphone addicted...ha...there's an app for everything and i just love how comfortable it makes everyday life...smiles

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  7. iPhone and iPad - guilty!

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  8. TRUTH! ....and it's quite threatening, ye know... sigh...


    ..smiles...

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  9. Funny and sadly true, I am so guilty maybe I should...I'm sorry, my smartphone says I can't comment anymore.

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  10. Yes, that is the way it is!! You have captured it perfectly.

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  11. I so agree really ~ They are the new masters ~

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  12. It's tempting to blame technology, but I believe it's still people: people do this to themselves, deprive themselves from so much, while seemingly having so much. Man is master if he wishes to be. Very thought-provoking, Mosk.

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  13. I'm proud to say that I don't own a smartphone and don't want one! I so agree with your sentiments in this poem!

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  14. And sometimes I'm afraid it includes my wordpress app.

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  15. There is a lot of wisdom in this. I have to admit that I have a dumb phone...iPhones tempt me, but, I know what would happen. Drove through your neck of the woods yesterday on a quick visit to my mom. Next year...?

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  16. here I was thinking I was Snow White when in fact this magic mirror in my hand apparently says otherwise. a shame, but without it I might never have read this nice little verse.

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  17. I'm with Brian - no smartphone for me exactly because I don't want to be a slave and I know I'd be just as obsessed as everyone else if I bought one. Plus, I just don't like being available at all times. ;)

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