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The Invader and the conqueror – a short poem

The Invasion of our lives by bright lit gleaming screens is more real than fictional. The author laments about leading a life at the beck and call of our mobiles, iPad’s and what not…. Ah!!! Where are those days when we were more human than electronic.

Two people using iPhones

The Invader and the Conqueror



An invasion from the skies –  

Houses trapped with luminous lines;

Holds court everywhere, that invader

Minds and eyes riveted on that enchanter.


Zee, Sun, Star, ATV, MTV – et al –

These with its battalions stand tall,

Ahoy! The idiot box is opulent

Like flowers in April luxuriant,


An invasion from the skies –

Is it December? How time flies!

The garden is a wall of weeds.

The fence for repair pleads;


Alas! The elderly Homer is dead;

Are my friends already in bed?

The stars, do they twinkle –

Or am I a Rip Van Winkle?


An invasion from the skies –

My heart for freedom cries,

Freedom from a deceptive wizard

Who made me a couch lizard.


I shall conquer the invader

With a strong soul – the heart’s rudder;

What bliss to work and play

Than watch an illusion all day.


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