Tech’d Up and Ready to Go

It’s been a while since my last post. It’s been a busy few months. A lot has happened. Got a job as a tech journalist, which has kept me quite busy. Before this there was a brief existential period where I didn’t know where I was heading. After completing my Masters in English Literature, I was pretty sure I wanted to go further and ursue my PhD and eventually teach. But when that didn’t work out, I found myself in an unknown world of technology. Well, I say unknown because as much as I love technology and am part of the technology and social media-driven world, I never really ‘knew’ tech. I never cared enough for what went inside a phone or a laptop or a virtual reality headset. From the outside it all looked so cool. But after a few months writing about them, there’s just so much more. And it’s fascinating to see where we are and where we’re heading in technology.

While I’ve mostly written poems and short stories in this blog, I must admit that my life has been all about technology in the last few months and it looks like it is going to be the case for the foreseeable future. If this is my life now, I might as well explore it further. And this is where I’ll be doing it. Of course, I’ll drop in some poetry and such as well (because why not both?). As much as I am a techie now, Literature is a strong part in my life and will continue to be.

You might wonder why blog about technology here when I make a living doing the same at work. While I do write about daily news in tech and ocassional opinions, I don’t get to do the latter all the time. There is a large team and as much as I would love to have my say always, It’s just not possible. So, the pieces I write here will be personal opinions that I just feel urge to share. They might at times sound amatureish (hey, I’m still pretty new to this), but I’ll share it anyway. Some of you might just appreciate what I have to say. Some might not. For those who share my thoughts on technlogy can engage in a discussion with me. While the rest of you can tell me if I know my technolgy or not. If I am  to make a career of this I would love to know if I’m doing it right. So let’s begin.

Begin Again

Wake up,

Sip your coffee,

Thoughts on a dry, weary day,

Go to sleep,

Repeat.

 

We could be like puppets,

It’s easiest to live on strings,

Let go and let the maker play with you,

Wooden souls for a wooden life.

 

It’s easy and easy is tempting,

Stay home long enough and it consumes you,

Step out and the world overwhelms you,

Sips of coffee and tales of memories lived.

 

The more you speak the more you create

an image of the person you once were,

and in that heap of images,

you find your lost self.

 

Bring it back,

Flare your nostrils and frown your head,

Today is a day to begin again,

Today is the first day of forever.

 

The strings are off,

The maker moves on to the next,

The wood chips away as you

Run towards the light.

 

Wake up,

Sip your coffee,

Thoughts of a dry, weary day,

Go to sleep,

Repeat

Consumed

When was the last time
You felt strong enough
To allow love to consume you?

When did you let her eyes
Take hold of your being,
Made you look up at the stars,
Making you a believer again?

When did you let her smile,
Those lips that made a symphony,
Make you question everything
You thought was in harmony?

And your senses grow stronger,
And you realise that the longer
You allow love to consume you,
The less the universe can hurt you..

When did you let her mind,
That which creates a kind
Of magic reality, change your perception
Of what you thought a misconception?

When did you let her body,
That which resembled the sea,
Make you tremble from within,
Create a fire only you could see?

And your senses grow stronger,
And you realize that the longer
You allow love to consume you,
The less the universe can hurt you..

When was the last time
You felt strong enough
To allow love to consume you?