Poetry – In the New Age

In the New Age

In the new age

When automation robs the need for work

We must devise a new way of operating.

No more the long, sapping hours

For we must create something better.

There will be no need for workers

Or their skills

When machines can do the toil

And mimic the skills

As finely as the most exquisite artisan.

It will be a time to share –

A time of great creativity.

For surely it is not right

That a minority

Should glean

The rewards

While the majority


We must learn to share the spoils more evenly

To reduce the load

So that none will be left behind.

For it is time for a new future –

To identify the needs

To teach, to care, to heal and provide

So that none are left behind.

Not this time.

This is the time.

We should all have the time.

Opher 1.2.2017

In the New Age

If only we could get it right for once. If only we could stop all the selfishness, greed, hatred and arrogance and learn to care, love and look after each other and the world.

If only the world was not ruled by arrogance, fear and ego.

If we could put aside the lust for power and wealth and treat everyone as equals; if only we looked after the planet.

Imagine what the world would be like if everyone bought into that ideal. No war, no theft, no racism, sexism or inequality. No need for police, security at airports or armies. All that money and energy used to create a better world, to solve poverty and overpopulation and protect the natural world.

OK – we can but dream.

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