We are told

We are toldĀ 

We are told

that the times we live in

are modern.

We have no restraints,

freedom is there for the taking.

Our birthright.


Our life is ours to choose

our direction.

Religion, custom or tradition

cannot hold us back.


This is the New Millennium, is the call:

we do not live

by the old ways,

they have been washed away

in the sea of the new century.


It is not the truth,

as we find

that there is nothing new.

Come back to the basics

and you see.


We have no free will,

we are tied with strong bindings

to the old ways.

We cannot control anything,

our lives are not our own.

Decisions are made

by a power greater than us.


If it is ordained, then

so will it be.



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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Very thought-provoking, loved the way you spread the idea of your poetry...


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

Thank you. I wanted to create my own style of writing poetry.

The poem was inspired by someone who said in modern times things are completely different to earlier times and I wanted to show that nothing has changed.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

It certainly appears as you say. How else could I strive so hard for mediocrity and be humbled countlessly. No matter how things change they remain the same. Tanks


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

Yes, but I don't really think you are mediocre.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Powerful, potent poetry. Of course it is all so true. Thanks for keeping poetry alive. I encourage my students to write poems and once they start they love it - they put so much down on paper!

I've always been a writer and lover of poetry but for years now it has disappeared. Could my life no longer be the poetry it once was? Hmmmm.


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

Thank you for this comment. When I write a poem it comes from some incident or thought I have. I do not set out to write, they come out of the air almost complete.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

So it is written, so it shall be done.

Thank you for a fine piece of poetry. I, for one, enjoyed it thoroughly.


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

Thank you for reading my poem. It is always good to read comments from others because poems are so personal, it is difficult to know what people will think.


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

If it is ordained, then so will it be...very prophetic and truthful words here! Powerful!!!!! Rating up up UP!


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

Thank you. I often find this is true, that if something is meant to happen, like a relationship, then it does. It is something you seem to know in your heart.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Hi Hummingbird! I have to come by to check on you and I can't leave without looking at your pictures or reading your words. God bless!


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago Author

Thank you Micky, soon I will write something new for you to read.

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