Titled In Bold Below

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Stay Tough Champ

There are algorithms that can predict
If you are a follower, or an innovator
They take your entire life and break it down
Into the analytics of your free-will

Urbanization is like an experiment
Where people are compressed
Into smaller places, trained
Where everyone is trying to be like

Everyone else, the same as being no one
We are taught to search for stability
Our parents remind us to start saving young
But what if, the entire system is unsustainable?

Economics like so many things, are the domain
Of dead white men from Europe
Old elite families who like to believe
They pull the puppets of the world

Social psychology can’t keep up with change
Neither can art, it just has its lucky super stars
Like some kid the New York times calls a prophet
Who appears to be some kind of junkie

There are algorithms that are trained on your data
What you buy, what you view on the internet
What kinds of people you are social with
What keywords you search, what kind of porn you watch

And it’s a disenchanting process to be reduced
To a trend, but experience is so inauthentic these days
There are these same internet sites everyone goes to
And we are raised to be strong, independent, alone

It’s elusive to be happy when we are disconnected
In our essential connectedness, like being
Surrounded by social media without true intimacy
So much for being a catalyst that turns misery into art.

6 thoughts on “Titled In Bold Below

  1. I really like Stay Tough Champ a lot. You have a nice way of putting things. Why did you like A Fable for Those Who Work & Those Who Play? I am new to writing and I want to know what people honestly think about it so I can improve. Any advice would be helpful!

  2. WE all need to get back to our connection with the earth and with each other, ignore the studies, the surveys and all the rest that tell us who we are or should be, just be you, the unique and wonderful person God made you to me. That is all that really matters, much love to everyone!!! Namaste. Michelle

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