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A Poem- Less than human

Updated on September 3, 2012

There is a world beyond the world we have created...

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Let go of the future


I see the reflections through a window of an old world lost from today.

The reflection of a life that has been forgotten and has no name.


It was once simple but became tattered and raw,

I see the refection through a window,

I can see each of us fall.


We are said to be smarter,

But I honestly don’t know.

If we were so much smarter,

Why don’t we ever feel whole?


Technology is improving,

Minds are going dull,

We are the robots of a nation,

Controlled by what we no longer know.


The world is changing.

We each change ourselves,

We are lost in a world that has no hope,

Of become more human.


People pretend and play God,

Then we blame God for what we cannot control.

What is the point of praying?

We have no real clue what it is we are praying for.


Talk to a child,

They will show you the way.

In an innocent world,

They are the future, I am not sure can be saved.


We have created our paradise,

But this is not a paradise we should of dreamt of,,

This is a world that we have created,

And each day we become less human.


We are losing emotions,

Losing human contact,

Taking away from reality,

To hide the things that we believe that we lack.


Focus on saving the earth,

We focus on saving another species,

Maybe one day we will wake up,

And see it is us who needs to learn how to see.


We took for granted the simple things,

That made life a pleasure to live,

Now we live for more items,

That we create to make life worth living.


Let go of the future,

Stop praying for financial welfare,

Start looking at our souls,

And what is the purpose of being here.


I cannot save the world,

The world may not be able to be saved.

But perhaps someday our creations will wither,

And we will see the world we created and have a better today.

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      QudsiaP1 5 years ago

      Your poem is passionate and beautiful as ever. Thank you for sharing. :)

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      This was awesome! I love your way of thinking. This had so much truth in it and I feel this way so often. The children know...until they are showered with all the junk that strips them of their innocence. Thank you for sharing this profound piece. Great job!

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Wonderful message and said in an interesting way.

      Voted Up.

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      GALAXY 59 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Such a beautiful poem, thank you for posting. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      This is such a wonderful poem and so true.

      Voted up and awesome, Joyce

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      justmesuzanne 5 years ago from Texas

      Nicely said! Voted up and awesome! :)

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      You have such a wonderful way with words to express what you feel. Very inspiring and true Hub. I voted it UP, etc.etc.

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      cherriquinn 5 years ago from UK. England. Newcastle upon Tyne

      Spoken from the soul. Voted up!

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      A beautiful sad truth expressed so poignantly

      So very well done

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      I feel that my children are showing me the way. Thank you. Jamie

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Maybe we all are fooling ourselves.

      Loved your poetry.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Great thinking mechanism you have.. I must say.. beautiful writing!

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Beautiful poetry. Glad you shared it with us.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Its rough this new computing age and technical everything era we're all in, but its what people choose to do a great deal. The problem isn't the tools we have at our disposal, its how the system decided to enforce such tools upon us all, such as us having to apply for work online so on and so fourth.

      People will learn in due time, god has it all planned out whether we believe in him or not, or pray for whatever we wish for to come or not.

      Your poem is filled with let downs, and compassion for humanity in an attempt to reach out to folks, I sense you wish for a more natural experience in life as a whole, but you feel surrounded by those who are asleep behind the wheel, the machines, and gadgets.

      In due time nature will prevail, for sure, humanity cannot last that long on artificialism and our overall health in American society has proven such recently.

      Voted up and getting shared, there's no doubt about that, your budd Mike Pugh.

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      QudsiaP1-thank you for your comment, I appreciate the feedback :)

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Sunnie Day- Thanks for the feedback, I am so glad that you enjoyed the hub. I agree, we ruin our youth with all the bullshit that has ruined each of our views.

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Curiad- Thanks, I try. :)

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Galaxy59- you are very welcome, and I thank you for taking the time to read and to leave a comment.

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Thank you Joyce, I appreciate the feedback and the rate ups.

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      justmesuzanne- thanks for the comment, I am glad that you liked the poem and the message I was attempting to relay

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Mary615- I always look forward to what it is you will comment on my poetry. Thank you for the encouragement and for always leaving me such motivational and uplifting comments :)

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      cherriquinn- thanks for the vote up and for taking the time to read my work, I truly appreciate it :)

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      nighthag- thank you for that comment, perhaps one day we will all stop ruining what it is we all have?

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      jhamann, thanks for the comment- I think that you are right on with your way of thinking. I hope that you continue to allow them to guide you.

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Vinaya-perhaps you are correct. We each seam to forget at some point in time, what in life is worth enjoying in the first place.

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      You may be a clairvoyant, there is so much truth in what you say and possibly predict here. Life has certainly changed in the past 30 years and I'm afraid in my opinion more to the bad than the good. We are becoming robots, our humanity is weakening. Human contact is disappearing, coldness is setting in all around us. Hopefully life will improve for our children, but I am also doubtful. Hugs

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      rahul0324- why thank you. :) I appreciate the comment :)

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Cyndi10- there is no better place to share my poetry than here on hubpages :) Thanks for reading and for commenting.

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Mike- Thanks for sharing and for reading this poem, I appreciate it very much so. I hope that people learn before it is too late... I doubt it, but I still hope for it.

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      thanks for the comment Vincent- I am right there with you. we all want more, but for what? life is not any better, but may be getting worse and harder with all of the improvements that are being made, it is a real shame, and I am sad for it. thanks for commenting and for reading sir :)

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      Blake Ford Hall 5 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Very kewel poem HC...

      Love the ending...

      "I cannot save the world,

      The world may not be able to be saved.

      But perhaps someday our creations will wither,

      And we will see the world we created and have a better today."

      In my opinion, one of your best. Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      blake4d- thanks for stopping by and for the fan mail! after 2 years, I finally made a fan out of you...lol SCORE! I am glad that you like my poem and my work, I appreciate the comment and the encouragement :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      There is that depth and passion again....Holly, you now have a faithful follower for as long as you write. Your message, your emotion, it is all true and genuine and comes from the heart and I"m right there with you. If you get a chance, listen to "The Innocent Age" by Dan Fogelberg...I think you will find that you relate to it.

      Great job my friend! I really appreciate who you are.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      You are a true Poet ....I am in awe .. Sharing

      Debbie

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      HC, I relate to your poem and I also feel decay has set into life on this planet and that "each day we become less human", but I'm not going to give up on change. Everything goes in cycles, there is a big movement away from materialism and people are starting to discover true personal worth lies in simple, sustainable living. I think the reason governments and big companies don't get behind this movement is because there isn't a great deal of money to be made out of it, but numbers speak and the more who do opt for a simple life, the better off the world will be. Thought provoking poetry with a very powerful message. My votes to you HC, and sharing.

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      A powerful poem, straight from the heart. I believe it's not too late for us, if there are enough of us who want change! We have to teach the children the right way and teach them "human" values away from this technological world we have created. Voted up and awesome! Jen

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Thanks Billybuc- that means a great deal to me, and I am glad to know that there are others out there that think and feel the same as I do about the world. I appreciate who you are as well. :)

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      deborah- your words are inspiring to say the least, specially due to your success as a poet and writer. thank you so very much for your continued support of my work, i greatly appreciate it!

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      fennelseed, I have yet to give up on the possibility of change, I just wish that what was most important to people was less materialistic and more personal...personal relationships, personal growth, personal acceptance of self. Thanks for the comment and for the encouragement :) I appreciate the feedback!

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Jennifer Stone- I hope that there is enough of us who seek change-and enough people investing time in the children so that change is possible. Thanks for the vote up and comment! :)

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