Tick Tock Goes the Clock

Tick Tock
The robots
The screens
The rotting forgotten dreams
 
They're back in the house
the grey building of academia
and hysteria
breaking down or breaking out
there's only two options
and one's wrong, no doubt.
better choose the right answer
another multiple choice question
 
didn't ask for a free response
beep bop beep bop
only repeat what we've taught
computer brains and metal skin
you're only here to fit in the machine
 
beep bop beep bop
get a grade, take a test, become a number
don't you dare rest or sleep
or dream
Dreams are bad, ruin robots
Alert! Alert! a robot is thinking for itself
put it down, or snuff it out
no more fires in the fire house.
no more crime at the police station
we just want to create a united nation
united and uniform
all the people must conform 
 
beep bop beep bop
tick tock goes the clock
only wish the bell would ring
so i could then be free again
 
This poem is about: 
Me
My community
My country
Our world

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