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Mort Laitner

The Age of Wisdom—A Poem

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We live in the fingertip age where all wisdom is within reach

Yet our brains detest battling thoughts

For in this AI age, we fear the invader as if it were an alien created on another planet

Yet our brains, those electronic blobs of grey matter housed in our protective skulls, demand to be placed in relaxation mode. “I want to play Candy Crush or Wordle now!”

And we and our children comply and obey and smile

For we fear information overload, not wanting to face the faces of war or politicians

For who turns on the TV in this age of crazy

In this wasteland so vast

that we hide within digital shadows and beneath optical illusions

For in this age of nightmares, we have no clue when or how it will end

 

About the Author
Florida's Jewish short-story writer, speaker, film producer and retired attorney. He has authored, "A Hebraic Obsession", "The Hanukkah Bunny" and "The Greatest Gift." He produced an award-winning short film entitled, "The Stairs". Movie can be viewed online. ChatGPT says, Mort is known for his works that often explore themes of love, loss, and the human connection. Laitner has published several books , including “A Hebraic Obsession.” His writing style is characterized by its emotional depth and introspection. Laitner’s works have garnered praise for their heartfelt expression and keen insight into the human experience. Mort is in his third year as president of the South Florida Writers Association. He was a correspondent for the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel Jewish Journal.
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