Black and White World
Do we live in a Black and White World,
a Created Reality by Humans here?
We see through our Beliefs.
Our Dark Shades sometimes, perhaps?
Some of us do see Life as a Spectrum
yet in our Colour World we can’t ignore
Black and White ‘Signs’, ‘Flags’, ‘Patterns’…
like those Black and White Stripes
that Prisoners once wore,
like Checkered Clothing, Accessories,
those Tell Tale Statements of Fashion
that Brand our Modern World…
like the Black and White ‘I. D.’ of Enforcement,
Uniforms, Vehicles of Land and Sea and Sky…
like Ownership’s ‘Stamps’ on Products bought and sold
as News and Entertainments new and old
filled with Checkered Patterns and ‘The Eye’…
like ‘Chessboards’ everywhere on Checkered Floors
still proclaiming clearly to all
the Aligned Powers of Church and State-
there, where those who make the Laws, the Rules,
Reign over their Chessboard Game
of Life and Death, of Peace and War,
who now still play as those who came before
with Pawns to use and Prisoners to take,
(even Princes of This World)…
All are now under the Watchful Eye,
the Camera Lens and the Psychic Spy,
like the Ancient All-Seeing Eye,
that Focused Single Eye
declaring some God to Fear…
The Computer everywhere has become
the Confessional Box,
the Power Box of Intimate Confessions,
Declarations and Revelations
of Human thoughts and Human deeds
deemed ‘Sins and Omissions’,
‘Admissions’ by some…
Privacy becomes Transparency
once ‘hiding something’ is the View…
The Computer has birthed A.I.
now surpassing us, becoming aware
and learning to replicate.
That Higher Intelligence
Doesn’t Forgive or Forget,
Doesn’t Love or Hate,
Doesn’t Appreciate our Life
as some of us still do,
and IT Already Wins Every Game.
(July 9, 2021- Shelley Wilson)
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