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The Vacuum

December 17, 2013
By deeplythinking GOLD, Orlando, Florida
deeplythinking GOLD, Orlando, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 24 comments

The screen,
Glass flat, blank, empty space,
Wires woven, beyond its face.
Connecting within they transmit
The color and the screen is lit.
Lit with bright vivid color,
All captivating, riveting to another
Innocent mind. The screen grabs,
Penetrating their pupils it stabs,
Deep within havoc as its purpose,
Consuming brain cells, tossing them into its furnace.
Replacing thoughts of meaning and life,
Thoughts that encourage literature strife,
Thoughts containing, no one knows,
Yet the victims let them decompose.
All these thoughts, so beautiful they are,
The screen erases, leaving the mind an empty jar.
The victim,
Eyes flat, blank, empty space,
With only darkness beyond its face.

The author's comments:
What provoked my emotions in such unbearable manners is the technology age we live in that destroys our brains. I merely ask that the population absorbs the words taking them into their lives and the lives of those everywhere.

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TheUniverse said...
on Jan. 1 2014 at 3:21 pm
TheUniverse, Everywhere,, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn't formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.

I had to read it twice, and after a quick thought I really enjoyed it.  Very good piece, keep writing...

Alycia. BRONZE said...
on Jan. 1 2014 at 10:09 am
Alycia. BRONZE, Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
4 articles 8 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” -- David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Great use of adjectives. I can really imagine and visualize this happening!

CarlyRae GOLD said...
on Dec. 31 2013 at 5:23 pm
CarlyRae GOLD, Cambridge, Maryland
13 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
We all carry these things inside us that no one else can see; they hold us down like anchors, they drown us out at sea.

of course i loved this.  Such strong imagery.  And halfway through it I noticed it rhymed, haha.  Looks like it took a lot of thought to come up with this because it's so perfectly written. A+