Ever wondered why;
The mind gets sharper;
When it’s fed with more knowledge;
And the computer gets slower;
When its memory is getting used up?
How about talent?
Ever heard of one’s creativity getting depleted;
Because it was used too much?
One gets better with each consistent practice;
But a skills app is exhaustible;
One cannot depend on it forever;
Without an update or upgrade;
Of all the tasty well-brewed drinks produced;
None can satisfy thirst as well as water does;
Though it is tasteless;
It’s sweet in its own right;
No one suffers side effects with drinking good water;
No sugar buildup or addiction risks;
Whiles artificial drinks can cause death;
Water is life.
As much as man has been blessed;
With knowledge to produce things;
To make living comfortable;
They are merely resources;
But the Creator of all things;
Is the source.
He knows why He created some things Himself;
And left others to us to make with our hands;
Because He is infinite in His ways;
What He has built in us is designed as such too;
Replacing our natural abilities;
With artificial intelligence of some sort;
Is like throwing away our 80 percent
Only to get a 20 percent;
Branded to look like a 120 percent worth;
We were created to be productive;
With the abundance of nature’s materials;
Let’s enjoy the fruits of our hands;
It’s our right;
But let’s not ignore what we have innately;
Leaving them to rust and rot;
Because even the most sophisticated of machines;
Can break down at any time;
And if we depend on them for even the little things;
How would we survive;
When they become temporarily unavailable?
Don’t throw away the source;
To live with the resource;
Chase after the things that last;
They hold priceless value;
So don’t sell your soul;
For something with an expiry date;
You’re more precious than that.
© Josephine Amoako 2016