Away You Duplicants

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Away You Duplicant

By Tony DeLorger © 2014


Who will fill my waking hours,

with a misfits ears and eyes awake,

the gormless chatter of fools,

ever immersed in the mundane, shallow thoughts,

of a life sort in abundance.


Their voices plague my consciousness,

the shrill wining of discontent,

and the valueless striving of self,

preening and striding like a lyre bird,

their worth the show of many colours.


My day resists their urges,

their persistent pleading for reassurance,

the placating of all they say in mind-numbing detail,

aching my ears from the resounding waves,

of me, me, me, me, mmmmeeeeee!


I hide in the shadows, trying not to be noticed,

for fear of locking attention,

suffering yet more of their fanciful dreams and cackle,

all in a blur of sound that reverberates into a cacophony of headache,

and an exhausted, bruised brain.


But I am surrounded,

bombarded with the whims of emotional deserts,

lost in the pursuit of fancy and self-glorification,

bubbles and hairlessness,

bling-laden trophies of social acceptance.


Oh save me from these duplicants,

these replicated drones of emptiness,

heartless in their actions, soulless in their beliefs,

riding life til it wares to the bone, diseased,

and the destination chosen never to be found.


This wonderful world is filled with very different people, and that makes it all the more interesting, but some people are just so far away from your own thinking, they may as well be Martians.

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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Nate; glad you appreciate my work.


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NateB11 2 years ago from California, United States of America

Great writing. Truly elicits a familiar feeling.


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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

My pleasure Phyllis; I glad you enjoy my words and I always appreciate you stopping by and commenting. Have a great day.


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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Diana; I think we all know someone like this. Have a great day.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Bless the martians, for they are different and need compassion. I love this poem, Tony. How often do you hear that from me? I could spend the whole day here at HP just on your site and thoroughly enjoy it. Well done, my friend.


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Diana Lee 2 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

Well done. I think I know some of them aliens you speak of.


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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for dropping by Kiss andTales. You comment much appreciated.


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Kiss andTales 2 years ago

Are you trying to prove a point! You have!

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