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Eat the World

by Leah Laiben

I'm afraid of machines
they might eat the world-
chew up the sovereign,
or swallow them whole.
I'm afraid of machines
the big and the small-
I can't leave a message
whenever I call.
They might eat the world,
the whole thing, you see
and if they do that,
they'll eat you and eat me.
So pick up the phone
before it rings-
I can't chance being eaten
by your answering machine.


Posted on 07/15/2007
Copyright © 2021 Leah Laiben

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kyle Anne Kish on 07/16/07 at 04:13 PM

The trouble is, they call them "answering machines," but they don't actually answer anything. What's up with that? Thought provoking poem.

Posted by Dave Fitzgerald on 01/27/09 at 12:31 PM

lol My favourite sort of poem, fun an rhyming. Congrats on POTD!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 01/27/09 at 03:37 PM

Ha! Very clever POTD! Congrats!

Posted by Angela Nuzzo on 01/28/09 at 07:54 AM

This is great, Leah! I'm 100 percent with you in feeling this way. The 1st 2 lines make me think of the Terminator movies! AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!! ;)

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