Dedication to a conversation long ago.


Numb


It use to scare me first,
Then I got use to it, til now,
I can't feel it,
I can't feel nothing anymore,

There's a thick line,
Between adaptation,
And feeling nothing, but,
We think it's good to be,

In a way it is,
And in a way we lose,
A part of,
Humanity, Morality, being you,
As society changes from standard to automatic,
We must keep the important things that must remain,
Standard,
Before we become no more than a vending machine,

Uniformity in a society relies on a common goal,
To make the society better and prosper,
Not to control and program the masses,
And the change is as simple,
As a person looking in a mirror,
And wanting to get a nose job,

At the movies,
I shrieked at the sight of a dead body,
Now, I didn't even flinched,
That's when you should fear your humanity,
Have I overdosed on being cynical?,
Or even sarcastic?, who knows,
But the action must be evaluated,
And figured out, for myself,

To pass it on,
To the ones numb,
Who pass or teach others to be,
It easy to say to a child,
Can't and Won't, when you do,
But when you give them more than those words,
In their vocabulary, they can choose,
Except for you holding their hand, forever,

For numb is not about dependency,
It's about loss that can be found,
If you look inside what is left,
What can be salvaged and built upon,
Only if you need, only if you want,
Only if you can and only if you will,

The dancer moves without a trace,




Poetry by Saga
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Written on 2006-11-27 at 07:46

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Rik The PoetBay support member heart!
yeah a good write. society conditions us to conform to it's wishes. It has become a self serving beast with few at the reigns.
2006-12-14


Zoya Zaidi
A thought provoking and thoughtfully done text!
Very philosophic too, dear Saga!
Love, it!
(((Hugs)))
Love, ZoYa
2006-11-27


Bob The PoetBay support member heart!
Thoughtful text abour a very acute problem/question of our time. Our empathy is getting thinner and thinner with the onslaught of real and fictional violence.
2006-11-27


BlueyedSoul
It's about loss that can be found,
If you look inside what is left,
What can be salvaged and built upon,
Only if you need, only if you want,
Only if you can and only if you will,


beautiful lines of truth brian
nice picture too
~Blue
2006-11-27