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Changes (standard:poetry, 215 words)
Author: Reid LaurenceAdded: Sep 10 2010Views/Reads: 1335/852Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
As our work and computers make us move faster, what changes will take place because of this? Will our present units of time need to change to describe this sped up version of life?
 



Everything changes 

Assembles... arranges 

New puzzle parts fitting 

Like money exchanges 

Just try to stand still 

Just give it a try 

The life that you're living 

Will oft pass you by 

The car that you're driving 

Will rest in a heap 

A scrap-man's desire 

A thought you can't keep 

The house you live in 

Will raze to the ground 

No way to stay there 

Foundation unsound 

The people you know 

Will shrink and get old 

Then suddenly gone 

A shock to behold 

New styles approaching 

And new words to use 

We don't even know yet 

Don't look in the news 

And all transformation 

Will future take hold 

Unstoppable sequence 

All doomed to grow old 

Just what is the new? 

When days happen faster 

Will living the now 

Result in disaster? 

Can fast enough be? 

Catch up to the future 

Only to pass it 

By some strange a'ven'ture 

Will hours and minutes 

Lose all of their meaning? 


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