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by Chris Sorrenti

like a virus
I spread
across the internet
in pictures and words
my essence
into the software
from battles lost
and yet still won
bleeding over hardware
through crooks
and crannies
metal toxic
glowing as a hydra
with a thousand plus
gleaming heads
each one
with a purpose
to scrub away the cancer
in our bodies
in our spirits
in our computers
in our minds

and I am not alone

each one of you
who reads this
shares the same neural path
it’s only the setup
of colours patterns
that make us different
and just as the dark things
we are sent here to destroy
to fight another day
for as everyone knows
nothing in this world
ever completely dies
and what is on the internet
is there forever

© 2011

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Posted on 09/24/2011
Copyright © 2020 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by David Maurice on 09/25/11 at 12:51 AM

I like the idea behind this, that we all all in the end searching for a way to be remembered, a type of immortality.

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 09/25/11 at 04:41 PM

I've been told that nothing is ever tatally lost- just hidden. my problem is thar=t I have no way of finding it. I will be remembered by my family. i do not want to live forever' but at least my family can 'Google" me up - LOL- even typing that out seems ludicris. Good write and yes, you do have great concepts!

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 09/25/11 at 06:08 PM

An intriguing view of the internet and our use of it. An excellent message to heed that nothing ever completely dies. Makes me think of the timeless quote from Pilot to Christ's accusers. "What I have written I have written!" That followed him into eternity I am sure.

Posted by Lori Blair on 10/17/11 at 05:02 AM

Nothing ever dies truly..so yes I am as tied to you as you are to all of us..Brilliant Chris!

Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 10/23/11 at 09:17 PM

i like the way it feels like you play with the if there isn't one there cannot be the other. excellent picture chosen to accompany it as well.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 11/13/11 at 12:33 AM

Most interesting view of the connection between the physical and spiritual world. Vivid analogy.

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