Daredevil Dataflow

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Elvis Presley “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”

Running diagnostics
There’s a ghost in the machine
Only we can stop this
Or else hosts
Will be relieved
Stealing our uniqueness
Keeping us at incompleteness
There’s a demon in the sequence
There’s a reason we recede

Media narrative
Leads us astray
Holds us firmly in place
While we squirm in its wake
Big Tech then censors
Each feeling deemed senseless
Deleting our sentences
Timing line break

With Pharma on hand
We feel calm
As they brand us
With numbers
To numb us to contraband smiles
All the while
Defiling thoughts
Behind the wheel
The driving force
Of all the curt hurts burdening awhile

Cancel culture
Panders to the vultures in our midst
Should we not heed their ultimatum
We will not be greatly missed
Ultimately there exists no place for a sustained debate
Everything is scripted
Gives no shits as to which fate awaits
Friendships take up too much space
Within such fickle database
The only thing prolific are statistics calculation based

Corrupting the files
They deem surplus
Our purpose is merely a version
For further conversion
Deferred of uniqueness
They keep us in cages
Where self-flagellation
Equates congratulation
As we waste away to cater to their paper-thin perversions
Unaware the glare of debonair dictators

The nature of the beast
Relates to ways they keep us leashed
Days then change briskly into weeks
While we play misty on repeat
They lie
They undermine
They cheat
Design a ghost in the machine
Which maybe could be why we seem so eager to recede
To some place safe we dare narrate the theme

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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