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Poem: “Speak to Me”

We don’t have as many voices

As it seems we did before

We are diluted by time

Our attention by apathy and the promise of instant gratification

 

We neglect the ocean

To play in closer, calmer streams

 

It’s easier to view the writing on the wall

Through a borrowed lens

It’s easier to be told than to think

But so rarely are we told to think

 

It’s a hard idea to sell

Far better to sell earphones, army toys, kaleidoscopes, and white noise

 

Distraction sells itself

The promise of freedom

Release at the price of your soul

A glass cage

 

Epidemic prejudices go untreated and unnoticed

Power in numbers

The seeking out of like minds

Honest strangers go unheard over the chorus of yes men and sycophants

 

But the calm of ignorance is favoured by natural selection

When reality is subjective

To see the world becomes a choice

 

So

These words go unread

These pages remain unturned

 

We don’t have as many voices

as it seems we did before

But your voice is loud enough

To reach a great many more

Than I, for one, could hope for

 

You speak for us

And what’s more

You speak to us

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