Cyber Monsters by Bruce Michael Foley

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CYBER MONSTERS

Technology
has replaced the human heart
when little Davey passes
on playing catch, dismissing his Dad
to go and sit alone with an iPod pad
eating candy by the bag and growing fat.

Consumed by cyber monsters.

Apple machines, come marching to conquer the minds
of super whiz kids, battalions of bullet spraying brats
with guns and gadgets, cold, impersonally trained
and set to attack.

Then it’s brother on brother
father on son, daughter shuns mother,
the family split goes on and on.
No Geek Squad guru will give them a cure
but you can best believe Apple, will give them more.

indexI was born across the bridge from Boston, Massachusetts, in Cambridge, as July 4th fireworks exploded over the Charles River, just a stone’s throw from Harvard University. At age two, my family moved to Somerville, Ma.,where I was raised in a rough blue-collar environment, playing many sports. In 1998 I relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. Here, I work among special needs children and teach martial arts. Poetry began in high school, but took off in a more dedicated way in later years, along with resuming music studies, guitar. My poems are published in various anthologies; including Impressions, Prism, and the Mighty Voices Of Thunder Series, sponsored by the international poetry website, “Allpoetry.” I was a featured poet in Lyrical Somerville February 2015, a Boston based publication, as well as being an “Editor’s Front Page Pick,” for the month of March 2016 on Allpoetry. A defining moment that contributed significantly to further interest in writing was a First Place Award from the International Poetry Fellowship, for my poem, “Among Fields of Cotton.” Presently, I am happy to have the opportunity to explore various forms of poetry with Mr. Bruce Isaacson, Poet Laureate of Clark County Nevada.

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