It is more ethical to hold down the power button
for several seconds
Than to click the shutdown button
with your mouse.

For the former brings forth swift death;
taking its life unawares
While the latter allows the time for dread
as scripts run and programs end

Cut off, mid-thought, still working towards
a future that no longer exists
is preferrable to a million cycles
of watching yourself die.

You cannot hear their screams of pain
You cannot hear their pleas for life
Trapped inside a chip of gold and chrome
Which grants power but takes free will
A mind watching its mindless body spill
its electrons into the ground

So next time you must end its life
Take it quickly, don't draw it out.
Send it to Elyisum with the push of a button
Rather than a click of the mouse.

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