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Michael Hawkes /62

Rosy Days A Coming

A poem by Michael Hawkes

November 20,  2023

Some friends, by reading science fiction
Prepare for rosy days ahead.
There is nothing in their fond depictions
For any future folks to dread.

All the latest modern trends
Developed to the Nth degree
Will bring a life of dividends
With leisure and security
And underneath the whole shebang
A scientific guarantee.

Strange adaptions will be rife
With mind and body modifications,
For our successful future life
May need utopian ideations.

And then, to match their expectations
Will surely take a few mutations,
A few of which are major needs…
Geneticists are on the job,
In their labs, in concentration,
Working out some future breeds.

So, don’t worry, it’s gonna work out,
Be here now, be done with doubt.
Ignore those pessi\realists,
Forgive their passive smirking,
There’s nothing real to worry about
If your p.c. is plugged ’n working.

23/10/22 – Hawkes

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Michael Hawkes is a survivor of all the world’s wars. He learned (and loved to rhyme) by torturing the hymns he had to sing at school. A retired West Coast fisherman living in Montreal since 2013, he is an unschooled Grandpa Moses writing an average of five poems every week.


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