Faceless People

Faceless People

A Poem by Scarlet Letter
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A little bit of a rant

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The world is full of faceless people

Tolerance consumes them

Lies warm those 

Who blindly follow

Like sheep led to slaughter.

One fad comes

Another disappears

An idea is proposed

Millions change their views overnight

Their ideas

Not really theirs

Blind to reality

Deaf to the truth

They live only in their own coffins

Awaiting decent

In to the cold, unfeeling ground

The reality they created.

 

There is so much more!

If only they had eyes to see

The sun cast its glory down

The oceans crash in to one another

The mountains try to reach the heavens

To peer in to the cosmos

Even for a second.

If they had ears to hear

The birds melodious song

The wind whisper through the trees

To hear a newborn babe give it’s voice

For the first time.

If only they could speak

To stand up for what is right

To speak words of truth and love

To encourage and support

They could sing praises.

 

Alas, people have no faces

For if they did, they would know

There is something much greater than this world

Much greater than themselves

A truth they would know deep down

A love they could not contain

Or even comprehend.

The people with no faces

Just keep walking in to walls

Knowing no different

Until one day

They simple vanish

And no one even notices.


 

 

 

 

 


© 2012 Scarlet Letter



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I really like this, too. However, the line, "Lies keep them warm/Blindly following" could also become something like, "Lies warm those who blindly follow." You should also, in my opinion, remove the word "And" from "And millions change their views overnight". The line immediately following could also be re-written to something more along the lines of, "Their ideas, not really theirs." "Waiting to descend" can also sound a little better, maybe rewording it to something like, "Awaiting descent."

Again, I am only giving you suggestions, and you don't have to use them. But this was great in the way that you describe what so many try to ignore in such a profound way.

Keep writing! I really want to read more of your pieces!

Peace.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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A poem so full of emotion, of pain, it has no form, but like a scream, expresses a deep truth in a pure, raw way. I share your pain in that, there are so many people in the world, and so few are remembered or make a difference in the world. Things in this world are ephemeral, fleeting, and this poem captures it really well.

Posted 3 Years Ago


(Review for Change the World Comp)

For the first time.
If only they could speak
To stand up for what is right
To speak words of truth and love
To encourage and support
They could sing praises.

The above lines explain why I write and why I encourage others to write. Simply by you have the courage to place your emotions out in the world you are making a change. These words will effect someone, somewhere. If more of humanity shared their truths we woudl all help each other and millions would change overnight. It is clear from the two works I have read of yours that you have a power that will eventually expload to chart new unexplored aspects of your subject above. Great stuff, keep it comming.


Posted 4 Years Ago


i enjoyed this write the way it is, says alot about some people.

Posted 5 Years Ago


I really like this, too. However, the line, "Lies keep them warm/Blindly following" could also become something like, "Lies warm those who blindly follow." You should also, in my opinion, remove the word "And" from "And millions change their views overnight". The line immediately following could also be re-written to something more along the lines of, "Their ideas, not really theirs." "Waiting to descend" can also sound a little better, maybe rewording it to something like, "Awaiting descent."

Again, I am only giving you suggestions, and you don't have to use them. But this was great in the way that you describe what so many try to ignore in such a profound way.

Keep writing! I really want to read more of your pieces!

Peace.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I really like this. Some of the notions you touch upon are familiar themes for me. It's not a criticism, but you could work to make your point with more abstract tones. Of course a face has no mouth, but that doesn't always mean it can't communicate. Again, I really enjoyed this piece.

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Scarlet Letter
Scarlet Letter

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I love art of all forms. The types I practice are writing, charcoal/oil pastels, music, photography, and more. Every time I look at something I see if it would be best as a picture, drawing, poem, or .. more..

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