In-Con Sequential Art
Friday
Nov112011

Broken Robots

Trapped amongst my own contraptions
Caption reads defeated villain pays for his infractions
Genius forced to mechanics, a man with passion galvanic
Defiants turned to appliance, from messianic to manic

Noonien Soong to nine to five , labors leave me in agony
Warriors now warped to servants by my slavers is blasphemy
Their task for me drilling droids, shipping crates, fixing fates
So former soldiers become prostitutes and toasters, while I rust and wait

A Maker mending microchips
Once they knew me, feared me, as the God of their Apocalypse
Developments enveloped men, burn cities asunder
Insult me with faulty circuitry, I gave you robotic wonder

The world was mine to plunder now I do as I’m bidden
Controlled by captors, robot’s life overwritten
Once hallowed, now hollow, I’m a tinkerer of toys
Maligned mirth resigned to work without choice, without joy

Circuits rust and burn I must return them to their trust
Re-animate for those that hate and spurn me
Patiently I’ll make them re-awaken once they break
Broken Robots once my own and now returning

 
My talents were meant to terrorize nations
The stations tuned to attacks backed by metal machinations
My creations were my culmination and their confiscation
And cessation of my aspirations is my ruination

From a screw-loose cannon to terror-mad visionary
To an also-ran villain, father to a mortuary
Made of automata, each dead droid and drone
Surrounded in penance by broken robots I've known

Shoulder to the wheel, spanner to the bolt
Solder to the steel I once soldiered in revolt
Circuitry connected, to new purposes applied
Resurrected and corrected as the dreams they once were died

They seem to be made to suffer, it's their lot in life
But if I built them and I broke them am I twisting the knife?
And if I fix them I've condemned them to existence in perdition
The price of my ambition; subjugation and submission

Circuits rust and burn I must return them to their trust
Re-animate for those that hate and spurn me
Patiently I’ll make them re-awaken once they break
Broken Robots once my own and now returning