Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Robots Among Us

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I've always wondered how soon we would see
robots become a part of our life histories.
Will they take over all the cheap labor jobs?
Or, will they be playthings bought only by snobs?

We all know that vacuum that does all the work.
I wonder if cleaning ladies think he's a jerk?
He moves round the room cleaning slow and low,
leaving masses of dust where his roundness can't go.

I heard they've created a hair washing robot.
If you can't or don't want to, give this bot a shot.
Oops.  Maybe this robot is a she, not a he?
Or maybe it is really, actually a the?

Perhaps soon, a robot lawyer will take his first case
and we'll learn if they're fit to help the human race?
I think it would be neat if they could help people decide
if they have valid charges that could chap some one's hide.

I bet many parents would like a set of extra eyes.
While your youngster is watching a lesson (or not)
you can see through his eyes the care your money bought.

But the cutest (and strangest) robot we may see
Animal rights advocates think we're harming poor Phil.
It's fair to say that their chances of winning are higher than nil.

I guess the truth is that the robot age is already here.
All we can do now is wait for the crazy ones to appear.
Do you think I could find a robot defense class online?
Some are bound to defect.  It's only a matter of time.

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  1. Yes, it is a matter of time before the Robots take our or maybe our clones.

  2. I love your amusing and whimsical rhymes, Rachel...and this one's another beauty! Thanks for the smiles! :)

  3. Your poem reminded me of the movie I Robot. Yes the robot age is already here. Loved your rhyme.

  4. Reminded me of I Robot as well. Love the rhyme, you always make me smile. <3<3<3

  5. I just want one that will come and do all my jobs that never get done
    Then I can take some time to play and have some fun :)

    Happy Weekend to you x

  6. Then cybernet will come
    And they'll shoot off our bum
    All will be lost
    Just because some big wig tried to save at all costs

  7. Although I'm all for animal rights
    I just can't seem to set my sights
    On a robotic furry Phil
    Making predictions of winter's chill!

  8. @JANU - For some reason, the clones scare me more than the robots. :)

    @Bec Owen - I'm so glad they make you smile! :)

    @Rimly & @Jan - I Robot was VERY interesting. :)

    @SJ - Yep. Don't we all... that's why the robots are among us and will get smarter and smarter. :)

    @Pat Hatt - I hope they don't shoot off our bums! But, perhaps then less people will be pro guns? Nah, that will just make them want to shoot more and build a gigantic ammunition store. :)

    @Lolamouse - I totally agree about a robotic Phil! I'm usually PRO animal rights, but that thought brought me a chill. :)

  9. Robots have been anathema to the working man since the 70's.... Honestly, I don't want a robot to cut my hair.... I like Supercuts because the young girls brush up against me to get better tips........ Ok, Ok, I know it's just a cheap thrill, but hey, can't an old guy keep just this one little bi-monthly pleasure? Who wants a robot brushing up against them? I'd rather have the gay guy cut my hair...... But on a serious note, "the little furry Phil of Punxsutawney" is hilarious!!!! Great poem......

  10. @johnallenrichter - LOL. I hope you get to keep enjoying your bi-monthly pleasure for quite a while. :)


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