Metal Fatigue

by Paul Hirst   Sep 18, 2017

A robot I wish I could be
Full of wires and circuitry

A computer chip to replace my brain
Oil and tubes no blood or veins

Infrared lenses to replace my eyes
The camera lens rarely cries

Not a heart instead a clock
No more pain just a quite tick tock

No heart to wear upon my sleeve
Or eyes to weep as I watch you leave

A robot would be much more fun
Just switch me off when you have gone


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  • 4 years ago

    by Brenda

    Glad to see this nominated. An interesting perspective. Well done-

  • 4 years ago

    by Em

    A short but extremely powerful piece that we can all relate to in some way - I for one would love to be numb to any feeling after yet another heartbreak lol but then again we'd be numb to all emotion so Que Sera Sera and all that

  • 4 years ago

    by Michael

    A great piece engineered from a robot perspective
    well done Paul

    Michael :)

    • 4 years ago

      by Paul Hirst

      Engineered from a robots perspective is a great compliment Thank You Michael

  • 4 years ago

    by mossgirl19

    Wow, you definitely nailed it Paul. This is super relatable and is wonderfully rhymed. Great title too. Added to faves and nominated.

    • 4 years ago

      by Paul Hirst

      Thank You MG that's very kind

  • 4 years ago

    by Mandy Earl

    Wow, I wish I could be a robot alot in life, I have definitely thought this way before. I love it, clever but very sad.


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