Apathetic Blurred Lines

Apathetic Blurred Lines

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver

Distract the mind

mahjong or Ramayana

disengage frazzled perception

words or symbols are but ice 

to add to shards of glass

when the will to write or fight

is impaled

bled out

on scorched, down trodden grass


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dan
Apathy is one of the scourges of human discourse, for those bereft of feeling and questioning with any interest at all. I'm not sure I get the inclusion of mahjong (since I don't know how it is played), but the imagery of ice and shards of glass (a certain symmetry implied) is very strong, and to bleed out on scorched downtrodden grass suggests a conclusion that bypasses any apathy extant. A very strong piece, Poppy. take care...dan

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Take care too Dan and many thanks once again for such an insightful and kind review :)



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Like shards were actually mixed into chocolate mousse.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Loved the imagery. . .well written. . .

Posted 1 Year Ago


Funny your actual poem
The body of it feels like a blur
Pretty neat
Well Apathy is the mother of human death
Makes the world a very bland place
I find it pretty clever how you took this idea and placed into words ......

Posted 1 Year Ago


When times are rough return to writings is therapy for the soul Broadens the mind and releases anger and stress your works are well spoken I'm Understanding much

Posted 1 Year Ago


holding in thoughts definitely does make us feel frozen, hardened without release...interesting perspective

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Many thanks love :)
WoW!!!
this is amazing.........i don't know what to say.......you have said so much in so few lines........
i loved it!!!!
:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Thank you :)
I played a lot of mahjong to mesmerize my mind thru a year of relentless physical pain, so I know exactly what you're describing here so crystal clear.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

barleygirl, many thank yous :)
Powerful and honest words dear poet.
"words or symbols are but ice
to add to shards of glass"
We must bleed to live. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

So true...thanks love :)
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome dear friend.
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dan
Apathy is one of the scourges of human discourse, for those bereft of feeling and questioning with any interest at all. I'm not sure I get the inclusion of mahjong (since I don't know how it is played), but the imagery of ice and shards of glass (a certain symmetry implied) is very strong, and to bleed out on scorched downtrodden grass suggests a conclusion that bypasses any apathy extant. A very strong piece, Poppy. take care...dan

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Take care too Dan and many thanks once again for such an insightful and kind review :)
Hey Ruth, this is quite a poetic statement, great uses of words to validate your point.
Very cool. Thanks EG.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Year Ago

Many thanks E G :)

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Poppy Ruth Silver
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Merry Meet all, welcome to my page. I write mainly poetry but I also write stream of thought prose. I also create spoken word poetry and have a couple of novels on the go (dust covered albeit;) My .. more..

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