Instinctively Everything Clashes

Instinctively Everything Clashes

A Poem by Sweet & Tender Hooligan
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"The opposite of love is not hate, it is apathy." The most deadly illness of the past 100 hundred years as been apathy. The media and all governments export it everyday.

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Sadly innocent eyes remember everything.

Love binds us together,
Love reminds us of being apart.

Life tires us out,
Life tears us to pieces.

All the rain and all the pain of the dead,
Bleeds truth into stone and bathes love with apathy.
The world carries on even though we're all dead,
The universe carries on regardless of the world ending yesterday.

Dreams crucify us,
Dreams haunt me.

Death migrates silently,
Death makes life go crazy.

Sadly the world turns and forgets.


© 2010 Sweet & Tender Hooligan



Author's Note

Sweet & Tender Hooligan
Robert Maynard Hutchins: "The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment."
Image was found here on this article about apathy: http://schizoid-personality.110mb.com/inner-thoughts/apathy-did-you-say-apathy

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Yes, I see apathy all around me, in fact I think our culture encourages apathy. This poem inspires me to write more poetry, you have encouraged my rebellious leaning. So many depressing things happening around the world...I see that we must either react to it and try to change things or choose the path of apathy.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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This seems to be fairly straightforward, and therefore effective. I find this poem plain but memorable, because it is truth. Truth is unremarkable, but it is valued and remembered.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Well written and how true.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Yes, I see apathy all around me, in fact I think our culture encourages apathy. This poem inspires me to write more poetry, you have encouraged my rebellious leaning. So many depressing things happening around the world...I see that we must either react to it and try to change things or choose the path of apathy.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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i am inspired. though i am 29 as well, your poetry seems like an expression of a much older individual.

Posted 7 Years Ago


this is amazing. flows well and sounds good. love it. (:

Posted 7 Years Ago


I love the poem and relate to it.. i see your comment so i am thinking it is somewhat political. We here in America have many problems as you know.
Your third stanza makes me feel very sad .. this is well written.. good job.

Chloe

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thanks Kit Kat :)
I've been inspired lately
by depressing political events here in the UK.
I've also been trying to write shorter and more to the point
in a sense and also trying to be political and personal but in a universal way.
I appreciate your support and your feedback and very glad you enjoyed it.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Wow! This is powerful and deep
I like this alot. This is also very
well written. enjoyable read.


Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on May 12, 2010
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Tags: apathy, government, democracy, the media, media, tv, newspapers, madness, distractions, sickness, despair, alienation, worthless, clashes, conflict, life, love, universe, world, truth, lies

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Sweet & Tender Hooligan
Sweet & Tender Hooligan

Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom



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I'm Russell from Wales. I've been writing for many years. Writing is important to me and its my only reason for being on this site. I like to take my time on my poems and I hope to keep learning an.. more..

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