On the Topic of Life
I went out for a walk today, I went out for a walk,
I saw my neighbor along the way and we began to talk,
"My friend!", he said, "please come inside, and view my grand contraption",
I followed him in and in and through and saw the beast in action.
'Twas then there came a whirring screech, a bright and blinding flash,
Marvelous clinks and stomping thuds and once my daze had passed,
"The first to see is what you are", my friend himself declared,
the first to see what I have made, and life is what I've dared."
While I'm amazed, I must admit, it gave me quite a scare,
Nothing I know prepared me for this- this golem made aware,
A towering and awful thing, though it made its owner proud,
(It made me want to run and scream profanities aloud).
"It's beautiful!" I falsely spoke and edged and edged away,
"Why, I thank you," he said, no intent to ruin my day - "But,"
"This machine, it needs a soul, you see, to be like you, like you and me,
and I've got just the trick: a prick you'll feel, no more