free verse poetry..... Inter-stellar passing

Might as well be passing ships in the
dark night of old
no radar to guide us
not but a light upon the bow
a flag upon the stern

Stoic masses on the city sidewalk stepping
on the same cracks
wordlessly passing and even touching
coat sleeves and mixing
the mists of cold breath

But we speak not nor smile we touch not
in the walking miles
yet silently we mingle in small cubed rooms
of never sleeping city streets
nothing but
plaster walls to divide

What curse is this new aged human
what end to the mindless
heartless masses and not
but lemmings of the soul
yet to know anything but to
follow each other
over the edge

All we ever wanted was to reach out and
touch each and make our children
exactly like us ?
And now stand looking over our
children and wonder how and
what have we created ?


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vocalcoach 8 months ago from Nashville Tn.

There is pure genius in your poem. For me the message is clear. We humans go through life never taking time to know one another. How sad this is. And as for our children ... Yes, sometimes they can be a disappointment. What did we do wrong?


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Ericdierker 8 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Extremely interesting. I will be back to read again.


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shanmarie 8 months ago from Texas

Thought-provoking. It is enough to make one wonder, what has society created?


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emge 8 months ago from Abu Dhabi

Thats a nice poem


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ahorseback 8 months ago Author

Vocalcoach , Oh you are so sweet ! Thank you , Its just the way I feel occasionally , we could be so much closer and I know I certainly could do better !


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ahorseback 8 months ago Author

Eric , Thank you , don't read too much into my isolationism , at times its me !LOL


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ahorseback 8 months ago Author

Hi Shan , we create our own environment , No ?


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ahorseback 8 months ago Author

emge , Thank you for that , I appreciate it !


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Ericdierker 8 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

I knew I would come back. Got a different message this time. I like the feeling.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 8 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Wonderful and imaginative poetry.


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ahorseback 8 months ago Author

Gypsy , Hello my friend !

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