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ROBOTOID

A tall, faceless man
Shiny and golden. Robot?
Or some nameless fiend?

A smooth, plastic face
No eyes, no nose, and no mouth,
Shiny, hairless pate.

Cold, heartless being
Manlike, yet so inhuman,
Living, or manmade?

Icy cold fingers
So cold that they sting your flesh,
Shivers run through you.

Strong as a superman
The robotoid could crush steel,
Or a human throat.

A thinking machine
Not mere robot; metal man,
A manmade creature.

Is the robotoid good?
Or is it pure evil?
Is it amoral?

Perhaps we’ll never know
Perhaps he’s too cunning,
To let us find out.

Should we trust him? No!
But we can still work with him,
If we take great care!

THE END
© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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A tall, faceless man Shiny and golden. Robot? Or some nameless fiend?

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Written on February 11, 2009

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on June 25, 2021

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