The Beast of Technology (Sonnet)

Technology is no longer an invention mere —

Hey guys! This poem is a Shakespearean Sonnet, a poetic form consisting of three quatrains followed by a couplet, forming a total of 14 lines, with each line typically written in iambic pentameter. The typical rhyme scheme is of the order abab-cdcd-efef-gg. Hope you like it!

One morning, as I was scrolling through my phone,
It struck me suddenly that my entire life
Revolves around technology — Mind-blown,
I pondered how our ancestors lived — Their strife

As they combed through a plethora of books
For the slightest tidbit of info; Or how
They got dressed and how they set their crooks,
Without the hairdryers that we have now.

I know for a fact that I’d be lost without
Siri and Google and Youtube — Not least
The social media that keeps me devout;
The internet no doubt is an absolute beast!

Technology is no longer an invention mere —
We humans are its slaves… That much is clear.

Don’t forget to like, share, subscribe, and leave a comment about what you thought of this poem, whether you think you could survive with technology, or even your thoughts on the debate of the century: Technology — Boon or Bane? Thanks for reading! ♥

For more on Shakespearean sonnets, check out my other sonnet, entitled “Letter to Myself” here: Letter to Myself (Sonnet). Or, check out my all-time favorite, ‘Sonnet 18’ by Shakespeare, the master himself, here: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/shall-i-compare-thee-summers-day-sonnet-18

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Author: Anacrazyfuturewriter

Hey everyone! I'm a tenth-grade poetry enthusiast, Harry Potter aficionado, and public speaking connoisseur. My poems aim to convey the profound philosophical thoughts that come to me when I'm playing a game of chess or watching an episode of the Big Bang Theory. I love experimenting with new forms and styles of poetry, so you just might find yourself improving your own repertoire of poetic formats as you browse through this blog. Thanks for reading!

6 thoughts on “The Beast of Technology (Sonnet)”

  1. A very well written sonnet. It’s a challenging form, having to deal with the meter, rhyme scheme, and have it sound good and make sense. You do a fine job. I especially like the subject, a sonnet about technology is, for some, an unexpected combination. I really enjoyed it and the message expressed. In a few places your phrasing reminded me of Lord Byron, specifically it brought to mind some of the phrasing he used in parts of Don Juan. Good work!

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