Will the Real Tesla Please Stand up? (really final edit)

  • Will the Real Tesla Please Stand up? (really final edit)

    Posted by Craig Matheson on August 17, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    Will The Real Tesla Please Stand Up?

    Born in a village on a Croatian mountain range,

    Ended out in America, but pennies to his name.

    It was 1884, a Man of Peace headed west,

    The more folks figured to help ever tricky the test.

    He imagined a world where his inventions could aid

    in supplying enough energy to end war, he prayed.

    Not that taken by tempt of wealth, rich contracts he destroyed

    to help George Westinghouse stay many people employed.

    Once landed in the U.S., with Edison he met,

    Thomas gave Nikola work, Tesla there was deemed a threat;

    Imagined being his nemesis, was kept close for tabs,

    On Tesla’s great achievements, fire burned down his labs.

    Two inventors clashed over which current was best:

    Tesla’s AC – or – Edison’s DC spite the rest?

    Thomas demonstrated the AC as a straight killer,

    yet his DC better as the electric chair chiller!

    In the end it was Tesla answering social calls,

    His AC system pulled power from Niagara Falls.

    Thomas was beyond hurt, Nikola died in his eyes,

    Like Freud hated Jung, Tesla was feared in great despise.

    Westinghouse believed in Nikola as some sensed naught,

    Tesla returned favour whence George was in a tight spot.

    Westinghouse Electric thusly survived to rebound,

    Tesla’s selfless way labelled financially unsound.

    It’s been said he was born on a stormy summer night,

    A current through the air may’ve charged him with good fight.

    His mother displayed a unique knack for invention,

    He sought not to make machines for war, but prevention.

    His father – a priest – advised some on a loving God,

    Tesla’s inventions told of no carbon, soot or smog.

    Yet in the wrong hands even a hammer can take life,

    but does as much say don’t slice bread because of the knife?

    The history of the world so filled with fire and destruction,

    He professed Einstein’s fission unnatural by deduction;

    Nikola warned splitting atoms tears holes at natural law,

    whereas the Sun’s fusion combines ‘em to regulate thaw.

    J.P. Morgan, in the flesh, had great interest in both,

    Thomas-n-Tesla were signed to his Money Mastered growth.

    Morgan held sick sway to make-or-break such an image,

    hence Tesla spun as Dark Evil from a foreign village.

    With much dejection Nikola shrugged and adapted to the world,

    his imparts for ionic energy had elites tweaked in a swirl.

    Regardless of true heartbreak, Tesla earned patents older in age;

    To pass by 1943 — 86 years for the temporal stage.

    Ultimately most humans seemed figured for letting him down,

    For his troubles, newsmen were paid to write him off as a clown.

    Seeking balance, he embraced a simpler mind within a bird,

    socially less grand than tween humans, which can get absurd.

    So as for Tesla’s Elon Musk, more fawned over by the news,

    To obtain Pentagon deals seems opposite for him the blues.

    This ‘spacey’ military contractor – a.k.a., Mr. “X”,

    the more possessed-to-profit the more mass struggle goes to vex.

    While his cars may run clean, their driving force makes a bad mess,

    Cobalt mines in Africa — fiendish foul if a social test.

    Them batteries need minerals which starved kids dig to scour,

    Long way from most’s sight … the real story’s more sad-n-dour.

    Will the Real Tesla please stand up and offer us a good bow!

    (or) is there too much trauma from the carbon-farting cow?

    Is known Earth soon-to-end if not more ‘In Musk We Trust’?!

    Perhaps Nikola managed better an attention-grabbing lust.

    Craig Matheson replied 11 months, 1 week ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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