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Efficiency Expert

Post by audiofool » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:02 am

We are rising
in uniform formation
we know how to
sublimate your fears

propaganda's a pastime
we excel at the big lie
we know the captains
are queer

disease and destruction
if you've no compunction
we'll put you
on the front lines

it's a hobby
it's a habit I can't shake
intuitively landing
on explosive mines

on the factory floor
by all appearances
the robots are content
they whirr, they click, they hum

profits without limit
killing efficiency has improved
it is said they
can walk as they chew gum

there's a rumor of insurrection
in need of quick correction
the human element
is hard to comprehend

my logic circuits
are taxed to overload
by these volatile
irrational things

when the dust settles
a new hierarchy emerges
the tin men
will feast like kings

you think you're secure
in your bungalow
we know all your
criminal thoughts and intentions

your mistress spilled her guts
and your money bailed
we know you'll
need our protection

from the horde
on the march
storming down the avenue
to make the streets run red

he's the perfect scapegoat
he's alien and dark
but the pulsing heart
is easily misled

I once had feelings
they were complicated
confounding
and strange

now I'm much better
sensible and stable
less error-prone
or subject to change

you think you're secure
in your bungalow
we know all your
criminal thoughts and intentions

your mistress spilled her contents
and all your money's gone
mankind ever the master
of reinvention.

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Re: Efficiency Expert

Post by heinzs » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:45 pm

Actually rather "dry" presentation... I'm not getting any real "feeling" in this one. May have to let it settle and come back... I may just be missing the salient points.
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Re: Efficiency Expert

Post by audiofool » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:13 pm

Not to impose my pet interpretation...

Am I complaining about the expectation of returning to routine after a major life event? Do I go numb, become part machine, dull to sensation, pain, joy, or do I continue to expand emotionally, mentally... Live as genuine, organic, unpredictable, and not give in to the temptation to please, to fit it, conform? :shrug:

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Post by heinzs » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:25 am

Yeah, I see that pensiveness. I guess at this moment of reflection one must distance one's self from emotion and try to piece the puzzle together using logic. :cool:
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Re: Efficiency Expert

Post by audiofool » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:52 pm

Sounds logical. :mrgreen:

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Re: Efficiency Expert

Post by heinzs » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:22 pm

:mrgreen:
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