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Beyond This Travesty

Beyond This Travesty

A Poem by Hebe
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Who are we?

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Today is different


A lightening burst flickering behind my wet eyelashes


and I see clearly days gone by


yesterday leaves my memories in a cabinet drawer


those will remain sewn into my DNA


for future lifetimes to explore

 

for I will be back again and again


I feel I didn’t do much this time


my brain has been tapped for production


exploited to serve everyone but me


lost time, perhaps confused and in denial


I look into the crowds and see pill popping eyes


stomachs full of unidentifiable artisan specialties


the zest of being alive


 reflected in the screen of my alogrithm

 

Mr. Mobile can you find me true love


and deliver my new shoes promptly on my doorstep


iphone, you phone, call the drone


face time in real time


what!… four hours already on faceb…..!


car drive me to my house please


it’s warm and fuzzy talking to my steering wheel!


These nimble fingers only flirt slim elegant keyboards


I speak only in digital and weblog


it’s an online course


offered privately in my room


drive me home so I can isolate myself in my mini mansion


my friends and I, we all meet for coffee and games

 

in a cyber paradigm


my mind rejects my reality


heard that before…..


I live in my own psychological drama


stuck in my thoughts and emotions


do you see the travesty?


I forgot the scent of skin


freshly washed hair


the taste of green from the earth


mud on my hands and knees, playing in the streets


moms sweet voice shouting through the window


it’s almost time for dinner


they call me a millennial or generation Y


which suggests the next generation will be Z " Zombies



…..fits perfectly!


I have a gluten free hairstyle


and I’m proactive in an inactive society


I realize I have all the comforts and gadgets I need


generations before didn’t know such comforts


but I search in the mirror to ask my reflection


to give me back my joy


this desperation, it leaks acid from my taunt veins


a thirst for insight


thats why today is different


I want to explore my existence


without ambiguity and disguise


see white bone to understand


plans and structured rituals are available


but you must sign up for the layaway plan


This is where I step in and tell my psychodrama


to take a hike!



© 2017 Hebe


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You've done a great job of coming up with outlandish & original-sounding ways to describe a familiar landscape of plastic-fantastic BS many people consider to be "life" . . . even when you try to describe a more organic approach, this isn't very robust & you soon flip back to the automaton message of today's existence. I often write about how the robust organic life is gone now for most people & I lived it & loved it, back in my youth. But I've never been able to really picture the opposite side of this coin, since I still live in the country & live a rustic life. It's great to "see" this contrasting existence thru your eyes. You've made things disturbingly clear.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

Thank ypu so much..... your lucky to still be surrounded by nature and real life. I see people w.. read more
Very true Hebe, this is what we all have become. The real life is there beyond but no one wants it.
Very well written piece!
Believe me, I live on the other side watching with exasperation at the direction in which the world is moving. Sometimes asking myself where those days have gone. For me, you have voiced it all. Thank you for such a nice piece.
Thank you for sharing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

Thank you Bala ....appreciate your comments, it's important to give light to the situation!
In truth I had to view this in another font to read it... just me and my limitations. two words were off - "draw" which is assume is drawer and "were" that I also assume is where.

You touched clearly and succinctly on existence as we live it. Well spoken and readily understood. You're the person I hope to see in a coffee shop when I pause, take out a journal and write my thoughts and perceptions.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

Chris thank you so much for your review.. and thank you bringing to my attention my spelling.... I g.. read more
Chris

3 Years Ago

chuckling here... that works for me.
Having celiac disease... I laughed really hard at the gluten free shampoo line... Haha... Amazing poetic story-telling... A psychoactive reflective of thirsty insight...My DNA clambers for more... Elegantly penned...

Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

Thank you Silente for your review, I'm glad you got a kick out of my gluten free lne... i couldn't r.. read more
Hebe

3 Years Ago

Thank you Silente for your review, I'm glad you got a kick out of my gluten free lne... i couldn't r.. read more
Silente-Write

3 Years Ago

It was stellar, haha... My pleasure...
Oh my goodness... I loved the poem. Now I can't help but wonder what it might have been like to live in the time before technology was so in demand. I have never known a world without it and yet, I can't help but feel like i'm missing something. I hear about it from my parents and other elders around me but I still feel like i've missed out on something. Oh how young I am! ;)
Anyway, I was starting to ramble a bit. Let me shut up now. Right after I tell you again how much I loved it. Ok now i'll shut up.
Thank you for posting! Ok i'm serious now. This time I really will shut up. Bye ;) Ok i'm just gonna go.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

Hi Tashida...lol you're funny and young; ) .. it's just a reminder not to get caught up in the brain.. read more
Tashida

3 Years Ago

I'm glad:) I always enjoy writing them ;)
This is absolutely brilliant! Never have I read a piece that so perfectly describes the ho hum bland lifestyle we live today. Stuck in a world that relies on communication via a small screen, we follow to be recognized as one of society. But we are missing everything that is passing us by, the real life, the things that really show us how to live. This piece, it made me realise how I have been living as a robot, and I knew that, if I were to die, I would regret all the things I could have experienced. Really gets the mind thinking. Thank you so much for sharing!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

Hi Willa... thank you so much for your real words and i am so happy it made such an impression. ...l.. read more
' I live in my own psychological drama ~~ stuck in my thoughts and emotions ~~ do you see the travesty? ~~ I forgot the scent of skin ~~ freshly washed hair ~~ the taste of green from the earth.. ~~ mud on my hands and knees, playing in the streets ~~ moms sweet voice shouting through the window ~~ it’s almost time for dinner.. '

'Speaking' as someone more than happy to escape into techno freedom to write via Writers Café - I also admit - hand on heart, to being utterly besotted by, amazed at and enchanted with Life outside a screen. Can't we make choices then sink or swim in them?!

Having said that, 'can't express enough just how your poem feeds my spirit. Your poem's amazing: full of passion, visual examples, sadness, hope and more, far more. In fact, it includes almost everything one could desire or require to feed one's EMOTIONS. Because that is what's missing from our technological life style. We can reach but not touch; can leave xxxs but not share breath, etcetera.

The finely written following is what the first quote is not:
' These nimble fingers only flirt slim elegant keyboards ~~ I speak only in digital and weblog .. it’s an online course ~~ offered privately in my room ~~ drive me home so I can isolate myself in my mini mansion ~~ my friends and I, we all meet for coffee and games ~~ in a cyber paradigm
my mind .. .. '

This is a rainbow of words.. thank you. Em. (Sorry, sorry, this review is too long.)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

EmmaJoy your words touched me and brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy, that it had such an impa.. read more
emmajoy

3 Years Ago

I meant every word, truly... in fact I could have typed so much more! You use language with great .. read more
Well, well. You've done it again.
You've penned out your words to the point of 'can this get any better?'
You'r piece shows how people have disconnected from real life and chosend cyber world as their place of living. And how more interconnected we've become with technology and disconnected with society. The art of conversation is dying out and is being replace by how many 'likes' some can get in a day.
I really did like the way in which you played with words and spelt out how humanity is competing with technology

We do live in a complex world, but your message with words was loud and clear.

Daisy, this piece was stunning, striking, superb.

Mark.




Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

Hi Mark, how are you? Thanks a million...hoping my words make people think.....even just a little.
matrixmark

3 Years Ago

I am good, thank you. I hope you are too. I hope your words make people think too. They have a lot.. read more
Powerful and worthwhile words and thoughts. We are controlled by the media. Wise person keep using the taste, touch, smell and truth of the things they need and want. Thank you Daisy for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


Hebe

3 Years Ago

Hi John ...... so glad you liked it, somethings in life can never be replaced . Thankyou :)
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

I agree and you are welcome.
W.......O......W..........

Posted 3 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hebe

3 Years Ago

Jes Pi ...... thank you....if my words make a difference in some way, I am grateful :)

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