Of Six Billion Moments

Of Six Billion Moments

A Poem by roarke
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Enabling that inner dialogue.

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At any given moment on this dervish planet, 6 billion sentient, mortal moments occur simultaneously.

What’s that like? 


Leaning seasick over the deck rail of an ocean liner, observing the full panorama of eternally undulating waves against a desolate horizon makes an instructive visual. 

Hypnotic


Self-kidnapped by the enormity, numbed by the vast impersonality of it all. 

But isn’t that the natural effect of reality?


One mans trash, is another mans treasure, and the question of which came first, the salacious pirate or illicit treasure chest begs to be asked. 

I’m sensing rum is involved. 


Some of those 6 billion simultaneous moments involve dreams about peaceful, deserted islands, swaying grass skirts and succulent roast pigs and what would any of that be without some sweet, golden rum? 

Do animals ever dream of such things? 


Well, maybe most might, all except for pigs I suspect. 

© 2021 roarke


Author's Note

roarke
Engaging those ‘little voice’ husksters in your head is all fine and well unless you buy into what they’re selling. Critiques and comments welcome.

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' One mans trash, is another mans treasure, and the question of which came first, the salacious pirate or illicit treasure chest begs to be asked. ~ I’m sensing rum is involved. '

Wondering if irony frames your thoughtful visuals and visual thoughts, roarke? So much been and is happening: contradiction, analysis, imaginings and distorted wonder? As ever, fine writing but in this, set to silent music, perhaps.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

roarke

3 Months Ago

Oh yes Em scads of irony. My style has been characterized as “subversive humor”.. and I’ll own.. read more



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Hello, Roarke! :)
I think rum might have been involved too. Haha
This is a fun collection of thoughts and imagery. Thanks for sharing.
Ive created a funny poetry contest on this site. Submit if you have anything, please.

Posted 3 Months Ago


' One mans trash, is another mans treasure, and the question of which came first, the salacious pirate or illicit treasure chest begs to be asked. ~ I’m sensing rum is involved. '

Wondering if irony frames your thoughtful visuals and visual thoughts, roarke? So much been and is happening: contradiction, analysis, imaginings and distorted wonder? As ever, fine writing but in this, set to silent music, perhaps.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

roarke

3 Months Ago

Oh yes Em scads of irony. My style has been characterized as “subversive humor”.. and I’ll own.. read more
Well Roarke fancy running into you today. can one even imagine the diversity of thought and emotion that the whole of humanity might be feeling. have they ever felt the same thing at the same time? maybe the landing on the moon

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tate Morgan

3 Months Ago

I got my two shots. I suppose if no one else does I’ll have to get more as the years go on as they.. read more
roarke

3 Months Ago

I don’t know about facts these days, but truth is a singularity to me, there’s only one truth, a.. read more
Tate Morgan

3 Months Ago

Truth levels all men to the same playing field till Now that was a truth Social media has turned Tr.. read more
the poor pigs dreaming of being bbq pork...scary dream.

I think we also dream of our demise...idealism is dreamlike...but reality is when the dream ends.
j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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