The Mechanical Man

Mechanical Man

mechanical By Jeff Keyzer from San Francisco, CA, USA - DSC01529.JPGUploaded by PDTillman, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7065733
By Jeff Keyzer from San Francisco, CA, USA – DSC01529.JPGUploaded by PDTillman, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7065733

When the heart becomes

prisoner of the brain

it leads to the rise of the

mechanical man.

 

Once he was alive

but that was a long time ago.

May God revive

his long lost soul.

 

Perhaps it was his fault,

perhaps it was fate.

I don’t know what it was,

but it was most unfortunate.

 

There was just one flaw

in his design.

It was the heart that

gave the bad sign.

 

The heart was a distraction.

In this world ruled by money

there was no place for emotion.

Happiness searched for restoration.

 

The heart wanted to live

not just be alive.

The brain wanted to survive

as well as thrive.

 

Finally, the heart was

forced to resign.

Restless wandered the mechanical man

with no place to recline.

 

He won at everything,

but lost in life, he died

with hope in his heart

and hands that held nothing.

© 2016 Abhimanyu Gaur

Abhimanyu Gaur

I always had a love for writing even when I was still in school. I used to collect good quotes and admire them. I enjoyed the beautiful play of words so I started writing poetry. Life is too short to understand, but it is long enough to stand with your fellow man.

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Abhimanyu Gaur

I always had a love for writing even when I was still in school. I used to collect good quotes and admire them. I enjoyed the beautiful play of words so I started writing poetry. Life is too short to understand, but it is long enough to stand with your fellow man.

21 thoughts on “The Mechanical Man

  • April 9, 2016 at 10:37 AM
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    This is sad but very relevant to our society today, Abhimanyu. A lot of people are forced to be like the mechanical man.

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    • April 9, 2016 at 10:48 AM
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      Yeah, you are right and that is the reason I wrote this poem.

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  • April 9, 2016 at 11:15 AM
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    There is becoming more greed, corruption, disruption and wars among humans in this present world. The heart is often broken to pieces by these acts, I feel more like a mechanical man my friend. I have had this old heart broken far too many times to even feel the pain any longer, thus mechanical one tends to become. Oh where is peace we cry? the Utopia we wish for is often in our minds, too many of us have been led to slaughter in this very Mechanical age. Your message was clear, thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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    • April 9, 2016 at 11:54 AM
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      Thank you for sharing your opinion Vincent and maybe all this will change one day or maybe the sun will go supernova and wipe us out before that. Who knows? Let us hope for the best. Maybe some hope will comfort us.

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  • April 10, 2016 at 11:28 PM
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    We come into this world with nothing and we leave with nothing. It is what we do with what we have in between that counts.

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  • April 12, 2016 at 7:01 AM
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    I agree Wayne and I have heard this numerous times from my father. Thank you for your comment.

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  • April 19, 2016 at 1:17 PM
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    This is really a fine piece of work Abhimanyu. When a person loses that ethereal quality that we call ‘heart’ – all that is left are the mechanical parts. Instead of a living, reasoning part, it is as you so beautifully say, just a mechanical heart in a mechanical man. Ten thumbs up. I would give you more but I only have ten!

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    • April 19, 2016 at 2:37 PM
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      Thanks Bill for your comment and the thumbs up.

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  • April 29, 2016 at 8:17 AM
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    When we can find the opportunity to feel pure emotion, love, appreciation for the beauty around us and within us, then we are still human. When it all boils down to the bottom line of profit, we lose.

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  • April 29, 2016 at 11:09 PM
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    Hi Abhimanyu,

    Two words come to mind – meaningful and relevant. Nicely done and oh so true. The last line reminds me of a quote by Jesus – “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? ” (Mark 8:36)

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    • September 7, 2016 at 1:28 AM
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      Yeah, it is sad and that is why I wrote this poem in the first place.

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  • September 16, 2016 at 11:13 PM
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    Hi Abhimanyu, I thought I had commented on this when you first published it. I know I read it, must have forgot the comment. It is very good, well written and very true.

    Have you read in the forum thread about formatting our poems? To prepare them ready for the book we each have write a short Bio and format our own poems. The way to do this is to open a word doc, have the Bio first written in third person (title should be XXXX XXXX: Biography) then all your poems to follow in the order that is significant for you. The formatting is Calibri Light, 12 point, single spacing throughout, all titles in bold type.

    We have till September 30 to format and send our word doc to Tony DeLorger, he is our Publishing
    Consultant. You do not need to email to John or me, just directly to Tony at tonyd1@adam.com.au

    Abhimanyu, let me know if you need any help with the formatting.
    Thanks,
    Phyllis

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    • September 17, 2016 at 11:08 AM
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      Thank you, Phyllis. I am aware of everything that is going on in the forum thread. I will get it done and sent to Tony within a week. Thank you once again for reminding me.

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  • April 2, 2017 at 4:11 PM
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    Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some research on that. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that Thanks for lunch! cfkdabeeccaedece

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    • April 2, 2017 at 9:45 PM
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      You are welcome. I am glad that you and your friend found this relevant. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

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  • April 3, 2017 at 4:32 PM
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    Thanks for this article. I’d also like to convey that it can always be hard if you find yourself in school and starting out to initiate a long history of credit. There are many college students who are only trying to live and have long or good credit history can often be a difficult thing to have. dadbeeecebegaded

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