the consequence of invention

Hello, my digital friends!

This week’s poem offers some thoughts around technology… and the consequence of invention.

Haven’t we seen it play out over and over again throughout time’s great mythologies?

The hubris of man. Daring to defy the gods. Only to suffer the repercussions.

Even when we cease our magical thinking and try to employ science (do we daresay freewill?)… doesn’t there seem to be a pattern of some divine lessons learned?

And often with heartbreakingly tragic aftermaths.

I would love to hear from you!

Please let me know your thoughts, feelings, and reactions to this poem in the ‘Leave a Reply’ comment section at the bottom of this page.

-PS Conway ☘️ ☘️ ☘️

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the consequence of invention

it was always in the back of our minds
that all good things end eventually

that magical Mary Poppins breezes
would cease to blow
to know in hindsight:
things without wings are not supposed to fly

to cease denying
the immutability of gravity
that we exist briefly on a defined timeline
bent but by the variability of freewill

lest we seek to join Daedalus
weeping over the hubris of technology
the consequence of invention
helpless to intervene

only tears, ashes, and broken wings
our charcoaled elegies


  1. They say necessity is the father of invention, however, rarely is invention a necessity. Just because something can be done doesn’t mean it should. I speak of A I in this instance. There are many amazing applications for A I technology but my instincts tell me the dangers are unspeakable. … Icarus flying too close to the sun!
    Interesting subject for a poem

    1. Sandie!! As always I love hearing from you and your brilliant insights every week. Thank you so much, my friend… and agreed! 🙏🏻☘️☘️☘️✨

      1. Well, I’m going to have to play devil’s advocate this time Pat and highlight all the ways curiosity and invention have moved us forward. Medical science alone, has stood us in good stead and I enjoy a nice airplane ride every now and again. But yes, where to draw the line? That is the question.

      2. Always the contrarian, eh, Naomi!!! Haha.. JK.. love it, my friend. Thank you… and just to be clear… I’m in a plane right now… 🤣🤣🤣🙏🏻🍷🌹✨

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