Diablotron: A Poem

March 27, 2018 at 9:13 pm (Commentary, Culture, Fantasy, Folklore, Geopolitics and International Relations, Horror, Mythology, Nature, News, Poetry, Religion, Science-Fiction, Technology, The Supernatural) (, , , )

Diablotron: A Poem

Cabin in the woods
trees and nature surround
Water springs and rivers flow nearby
Elves πŸ§β€β™€οΈ πŸ§β€β™‚οΈ and fairies πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ in the forest
Naiads (water nymphs) in the rivers, springs and waterfalls
Dryads (tree spirits) in the trees

Auditorium stage of a corporate techno giant
laboratories and machinery surround
Computers hum and robots move
Virtual reality in helmets and AI in cyborgs
Androids that look human
Humans becoming automatons

In the cabin the witch Astara in a long black dress
kneels in front of an altar
she holds a dagger
and waves a wand
and calls upon the Old Ones to return to earth

On the stage the scientist/salesman in a long white lab coat
waves to the audience
he holds a remote control
and pushes a button
and calls for New Gods
Transhuman and super-evolved
to arise

Astara burns roots and plants 🌱
and a dash of incense
Light flickers above the altar
a form appears
and then vanishes
Astara falls to the floor

The CEO/AI engineer directs stage lights
in the darkness
a form appears
a metallic robot
with a beating heart
and the presenter/host disappears

In the cabin
and an eerie silence

In the auditorium
spotlight on the cyborg
and applause and cheers from the audience

Astara looks up from the floor
at the vacant altar,
and whispers
in a quiet voice
Will you not come?
Will you not come?

The cyborg looks down from the stage
at the mesmerized audience
and booms
in synthetic metallic echo

Synthesis of the ancient and contemporary
The Old Ones are the New Ones
The New Ones are the Old Ones

After all the Ouroboros eats its own tail
And the Creator becomes the Destroyer
and the Destroyer becomes the Creator

-A poem written by Christopher
Tuesday March 27th 2018.


  1. David Redpath said,

    A diabolic rap of the poetic.
    Nothing new under the
    black old sun …
    except, perhaps
    this excellent poem.
    ~ Well written Chris.

  2. George F. said,

    totally deep and mesmerizing.

  3. fragglerocking said,

    Well that’s a cheery little number!

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Having a bad day= a much darker piece of writing on my part

      • fragglerocking said,

        Dark times we live in, so I understand, but I’m a light-shedder, (kinda like a vampire, but without the pointy teeth, need for blood, and can handle sunshine on 4 days of the year) so be prepared to be lit. πŸ˜‚

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I’ve always felt it might be kind of cool 😎 to own a dog πŸ• but I’ve yet to find one who’s a light shedder and I don’t really feel like cleaning the carpets or the sofa πŸ›‹. πŸ˜‚

      • fragglerocking said,

        You calling me a dog??? How very ungentlemanly. πŸ™‚

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        No, I’m just making a pun like I’m prone to do. πŸ˜†

      • fragglerocking said,


  4. ortensia said,

    Diablotronically addictive

  5. Orvillewrong said,

    A poem I feel very apt for this age of technological advances

  6. Aak fictionspawn said,

    That was awesome. Quite a cabin πŸ˜€

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks very much. πŸ˜€

      Yes, the witchcraft went directly from a cabin in the woods to a global conglomerate tech company’s auditorium to affect a Steve Jobs like stage presentation where the latest and most advanced form of AI cyborg is being introduced.

      • Aak fictionspawn said,

        Haha! I knew there had to be some kind of witchcraft down there.. πŸ˜€

  7. George F. said,

    Read it again after you left a comment on my latest post. Great comment!

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks, George.

      Witchcraft and AI.

      Old arts and new sciences.

      Who would have thought the twain might meet?

      I guess you and I did.

      LOL !

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