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The Hibiscus Garden

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People are becoming like robots, day
by day, in this twenty first century.
People nowadays travel more, but
they do not hug others. People buy
more things, but they do not value art.
People nowadays do not love anymore;
People are becoming like robots.

I met a robot~maker, back in 2005, in
Washington D.C. — he
was working on a female robot,
assembling the lower portion of its
body, the doctor said: "She looks
fine, she'll definitely acquire an intelligent
man, by twenty five—
She'll have children (baby
She must look beautiful."

I visit a robot junkyard often
these days, on the weekends, on around 5 p.m.
of the golden reddish evenings; there
is an expansive hibiscus garden, tiny
birds having infinite echoings
in the airspace in the midst of
their flight~paths.
That garden — is one of the very few
inanimate things — that I personally


Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on February 10, 2021:

Millicent, good messages spread over Time!

Thank you.

Hegel (author) from 26.3452° N, 89.4482° E on February 10, 2021:

John, people are becoming like robots due to the Hegelian dialectical pressure. It is like the cocoon out of which a butterfly emerges, in the end. I had to use it to initiate the poem!

Thank you.

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John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 09, 2021:

Tanmoy, yes people are becoming more like robots, and appreciating things like art and poetry less. Personal interaction has dropped and most communication is done electronically by phone, text message, email, etc. Travel now is less because of COVID, but it will increase again.

The beauty of a hibiscus garden transcends these things however.

Interesting poem that makes one think.

Millicent Okello from Nairobi, Kenya on February 09, 2021:

Wow. I like the poem the hibiscus garden. If only people could know what message it has. Thanks Tanmoy

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