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A Sincere Poem Of Apathy

Updated on January 23, 2011

I have felt your apathy and no longer care!


I joined a world wide group today,

                       it really fills a niche.

It bothers us not if you happen to be,

                                very poor or rich.

It’s sweeping across the world,

           from industrial nation to nation.

It will help to address and suppress,

                 the silly need for motivation.

Forget the states of the United States,

                                                            and join the state of indifference.

Let’s heed the call, make some dough,

                                                             and sit on the proverbial fence.

Please join us or not, but soon you’ll see,

                                                                 it’s really quite the fashion.

You’ll lose your blues; forget the news,

                                                             and all of your compassion.

As you will learn,

                          I’m only deeply concerned with my own concern.

The causes of great value,

                                           are what I’m more inclined to spurn.

We seldom

                   get involved with things that really matter.

When it gets right down to it,

                                              it only makes us sadder.

Oh, we’ll save a whale or send ten bucks,

                                                                to the latest disaster fund.

But if it turns out, your cause has no clout,

                                                                   we will ask for a substantial refund.

We aren’t concerned,

                                  about the clothes you wear.

We quit holding meetings,

                                         because we’re never there.

I may, to you, seem silly,

                                       but I’m sure you’ll see you’re wrong.

I’ll cook some s’mores and open doors,

                                                              even sing a protest song.

For ongoing suffering, I have no emotion,

                                                                 no devotion, zest, or zeal.

I have no interest regarding matters,

                                                          of general importance or appeal.

Marcus Aurelius-Stoic Emperor

There is just so much,

                                  over which to be upset and mope.

The stimuli are too intense,

                                            or too complicated for which to cope.

We have no need for love, sympathy,

                                                           and certainly no remorse,

Turn your eyes from injustice,

                                              and leave events to take their own silly course.

I like to seem, but will never seek,

                                                     attributes like being heroic.

Giving a flip is such a trip,

                                         no; I’m really quite the stoic.

There will be blokes and many folks,

                                                         that try to make us more aware.

There are too many causes to give us pauses.

                                                                         We simply do not care.

Through the daily grind, I find,

                                                I can close my mind.

                                                                                It’s really a panacea.

So let’s all get together,

                                      or maybe not,

                                                            and form the United States of Apatheia.

~Micky Dee~

Please- you can make an indifference today!

Now seriously-please help Haiti!

Please support and expedite Haitian recovery!


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    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      God bless you attemptedhumour. Let's not join up.

    • attemptedhumour profile image


      10 years ago from Australia

      I'm glad i'm too busy to join that state and to spend so much skill and time writing this poem proves you are not in it either. Cheers buddy. Another great concept.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      It's always so good to see you Coolmon! God bless!

    • Coolmon2009 profile image


      10 years ago from Texas, USA

      Great poem I like your selection of images too :)

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      God bless Martie. A more compassionate world is what we need. You take care too dear Martie!

    • MartieCoetser profile image

      Martie Coetser 

      10 years ago from South Africa

      Oh, Micky, we can get so disheartened when we evaluate the doings of the Ewings-UP-there. I’ve decided not to trust them, but to take care of the people in my personal sphere as best as I can. I am not even able to comply with all their needs. Too many are jobless, facing financial crisis... I believe severe cuttings of salaries paid to those Ewings are absolutely essential. They don’t deserve all that money, and they don’t need it. They can live on a much lower level. They are fat parasites..... Now let me stop before I rant until the son comes up. Take care, dear Micky!

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      Vincent Moore 

      10 years ago

      My fellow scribe yeah there are many apathetic citizens in our world, wealth and ignorance, yet there are many great knights who help the poor and care. Robin Hood's there are one just has to look in the forest amongst the many dead trees. Thank you for bringing us closer to the light.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      God bless Big Brother!

    • Big Brother profile image

      Alex Valis 

      10 years ago from Earth

      Thanks my friend. Take care!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      God bless Penny!

    • pennyofheaven profile image


      10 years ago from New Zealand

      You describe Apathy so well! Articulate and Engaging your poem Thank you I enjoyed !

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Oh Katie! I don't care! Just funning you Dear! God bless!

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      Katie McMurray 

      10 years ago from Ohio

      WE sure could use a little more Apathy in the world today. Thanks, Love and Peace :)

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Yo Doug Turner! You've got it Bud! God bless you!

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      Doug Turner Jr. 

      10 years ago

      Sounds to me like a scathing denouncement of greedy, indifferent modern societies. I've heard this argument before, but never with such vivid words and a clever rhyme scheme. Nice work.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Thank you very much drpastorcarlotta! God bless!

    • drpastorcarlotta profile image

      Pastor Dr Carlotta Boles 

      10 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Meaningful poem! Voted awesome!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Rich my Brother! It's a sick world. I have no idea what's wrong and why there is a veil over our people's eyes. I'm amiss at why people are digressing. It seems to be contagious. Thank you Sir!

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      10 years ago

      Great message Micky and as always written in that inimitable style of yours.

      I think sadly more and more people are becoming increasingly indifferent these days. Maybe it's because they feel so powerless to do anything to make a real difference or most likely they really just don't care and it's all about looking number one ultimately.

      Cheers for sharing these thoughts Micky.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Bobbi, you know, most people just won't care about apathy!

    • BobbiRant profile image


      11 years ago from New York

      Does apathy mean you don't care? LOL You know me............could not resist. Great write, maybe this will get people to care once they look up this word. :0)

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      God bless you Sa'ge Girl!

    • Sa`ge profile image


      11 years ago from Barefoot Island

      voted up many thumbs... ~aloha nui~

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      "most do not know what they need to care about"- Isn't that true?! People get spread thousands of ways. I love you too Sa'ge! ~aloha nui loa~

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      11 years ago

      most do not know what they need to care about! sad but true! Sometimes I want to paint the town red and blue then hang bones on the sides of buildings, just to see if they notice! If I get started I have a hard time stopping so i will not get started! I love you Micky Dee! ~aloha nui loa~

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Thank you SEM Pro! I appreciate the lift. Too many people just don't care about apathy!

    • SEM Pro profile image

      SEM Pro 

      11 years ago from North America

      Many believe becoming apathetic

      Is the panacea for what they view as pathetic.

      "What can I do about all of them?" they claim

      As their inertia adds to our bucket of the maim.

      I've heard sarcasm labeled as the lowest form of humor. You have proven here it can also be the height of awareness! Hats off to you dear Sir. An exceptional piece deserving the highest honor in our history books

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Very sad but true Debarshi! I hope we can evolve. People are the ultimate machine too often. Thank you Sir!

    • Debarshi Dutta profile image

      Debarshi Dutta 

      11 years ago from Calcutta

      What actually makes a human being unhappy?

      The inability to actualize his existence with love, empathy and relatedness with other human beings. It is love, brotherhood and fellowship that weaves the perfect fabric of humanity together...And Love needs a lot of labour..But our civilization needs machines and want us to tend these machines...If we tend cattle or farm animals..we may even love them and relate with them..but we cannot truly love machines..since we use machines...and machines use our labour in return...but our society is so busy producing and selling us these machines..that we seem to fail to get any clear idea of humans rooted to nature..Since birth our mechanization by our civilization begins and we simply conform and obey rules..

      And civilization is simply the problem with no solution.Since we employed civilization to address the rest of our problems...civilization itself has not any solution..and apathy ..indifference is what it produces..most inevitably and quite sadly.

      Apathy is when love is not there to make you work at it and work for it.

      The machine works and you are simply wrapped in apathy.

      Very sad but true.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Hi Nikkij504gurl. Thank you so very much for stopping by. Take care!

    • Nikkij504gurl profile image

      Beautiful Garbage 

      11 years ago from Louisiana

      love the play on words.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Great addition MFB,

      If only those who could see would see.

      What a glorious land this could be,

      From sea to shining sea.

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      Matthew Frederick Blowers III 

      11 years ago from United States

      Thinsulation Would Solve It All.

      With just a little less effort,

      all who hunger will become dust,

      dissipating in the winds of despair.

      No more wide eyed, bloated bellies,

      begging sustenance from Sudan,

      nor ghetto children suckling

      government cheese.

      No panhandlers begging change,

      their cardboard box mansions,

      rendered into dumpster mulch.

      The well-off and middle class

      can gnaw the bones of fatted calves,

      without guilt for lesser beings.

      The red kettles of

      salvation's armies will become

      flea market collectibles,

      perfect for geraniums

      to grace beach cottages.

      Starvation will have

      nothing to feed on.

      The world will grow plump

      and jolly as the earth fills

      with the thin and emaciated.

      Simply stop giving.

      Just say No to the Po'

      and the cries will fall silent.

      Bleeding hearts will heal,

      and poverty will vanish.

      It's easy enough to do,

      So many already have,

      Wanna start a club?

      A Pathetic club for

      the apathetic.

      Sign your hub name here....

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Thank you Dim Flaxenwick. I think I also have your odd sense of humor. Thanks for commenting!

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      11 years ago from Great Britain

      So true it made me laugh! Though I do have an odd sense of humour. Really enjoyed that piece of home-truth. Thank you

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Well you know- can I call you Callmefoxxy?- I really appreciate your stopping by here for a cup of apathy. Thank you very much!

    • callmefoxxy profile image


      11 years ago

      Hmmm, your hub gives me pause. I must think. Thanks for sharing...

      callmefoxxy, my pen is a mighty sword!

    • Petra Vlah profile image

      Petra Vlah 

      11 years ago from Los Angeles

      Great hub, superb pictures and brilliant ending. Thank you

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Thank you Storytellersrus. You certainly have a great mind. I'll be checking you out. Thanks

    • Storytellersrus profile image


      11 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      My first hub of yours and I find it intense but funny, too. Good one!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Thank you Phoenix. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. Thank you very much.

    • s0126phoenix profile image


      11 years ago

      "Giving a flip is such a trip," loooooooove it!

      nice hub; love the pictures!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      I know you do Dannesigner. Thanks for dropping by.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      I really appreciate your stopping by. Everyone needs a little seasoning.

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      11 years ago

      well done enjoyed reading this so much

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Thank you very much Hussains. You are very kind. I appreciate your encouragement. I'll be over your way soon.

    • Hussains profile image


      11 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Micky Dee for writing a realistic hub in such a poetic and artistic style. This shows your great wit and I admire it.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Thanks for your comments, as always. I'm not dwelling on it (as possible). The US injustice system keeps rolling along as it has for hundreds of years. There will be happier hubs.

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      11 years ago from Irl


      This is a serious catalyst to make each one of us do a 'self -check'.Yes horrible things are happening on a daily basis-it can be an ugly world-but there are good people too,as no doubt you will agree.

      Perhaps if some of these good people were our leaders-but then good people rarely seek power,do they?

      Your writing 'blows my mind'- vinegar may not be as sweet as candy-but it is a great cleanser:)

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      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      I have no idea if that's meant as humor. I'll take it as humor. I certainly believe in giving to Haiti. Meanwhile, every day, not just this week, this month, every day, people are imprisoned falsely, have their property confiscated, are even sent to death row because they don't have money. This is overlooked every day, every week, every year. This hub actually corresponds more to some friends overlooking my hub of "False Prophets-False Religions". It was in no way referring to Haiti when it was written. Some friends just like the "candy" I write. I like the "candy" but I like the roughage too.

      We need to care everyday in every way about everybody. I certainly approve of all aid all the time. I'm going to put my ass on the line every day for everybody. That's what being Christlike is. It may not be what being a Christian is. I have no idea. I know backs are very often turned. they've very often been turned on me. I don't fit a mold. I won't.

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      11 years ago

      Mickey Dee, Baby, how do you manage to (paint in words) and point at our dirty little secret simultaneously as we are inflicting money to a tragedy. Do the math before you make a moral decision. LOL

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      You can see right through me Maita. Thank you very much. We need to care about everybody and everything!

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      11 years ago from US

      oh Micky, so much pain sufferings put people into apathy, but I don't really understand life is still beautiful, some people have apathy because of selfishness too, and we can only know what we miss if we cant have them already,

      Thanks for the sarcasm (just kidding), your writing really reflects you as caring man, Maita

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Hi Donna. You're welcome and thank you. I too am glad to see outpouring of aid and support for any tragedy such as this. I support all compassion and giving. If I could go to these places of tragedy I would be there. I have always felt compassion for Haiti. It's been a troubled area.

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      donna bamford 

      11 years ago from Canada

      Very nice Mickey and thanks for all the lovely comments on my poems and essays. You hit it right on the nail and yet

      I'm glad to see the outpouring of support for Haiti.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Howdy Hospur, I always enjoy your words, either here or at "your place". Thank you always. The first of the last three was indeed Marcus Aurelius and was called the Stoic Emperor. The next black and white pic shows the Greek God Panacea. The last was about Temporancia. Thank you sir.

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      11 years ago from England

      Mickey Dee - be careful plugging your mind into the great interweb you'll turn cyborg!! Just kidding, I think there's no risk cos of the amount of fresh you must imbibe pedalling along the roads of America plus the evident common sense of this poem. The pictures have me intrigued: got the good Samaritan and the next two but not sure of the last three. Thanks for the poem you're making me think I should have a go at rhyming....

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      Unchained Grace- you are so real. You're right as rain, you've seen the pain, you won't no rain, it's just that I'm a bit insane!

      It's all smoke and mirrors Brother. This physical plain is just a bunch of tricks. Riding a bike, flying a plane. In the past I have written poems from too much info and too much time.

      To honestly confess and aid others- a great "secret" today is this: Thoughts creep into my head and won't leave. With the web providing so much info- I now word search and find relating words and definitions. I throw all that into the pot and see what's cooking. How's that?

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      Unchained Grace 

      11 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Mick, you had me real curious when I saw the title come through email. Unfortunately, it is not only the United States of Apathia. It is the overwhelming position of the so-called "Hollywood Elite." Those who drop the bucks for the cameras and the media but in actuality, they could care less. Apathy. Procrastination. Complacency. Three very powerful tools of Satan and you caught all three in this one Hub.

      Mick, how did you come to get into the poetry angle of things? You do it so well.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      11 years ago

      You are always so good to me. Thank you so much for dropping by.

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      Benny Faye Ashton Douglass 

      11 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Micky dear, that was very nice, thank you for sharing it. Godspeed. Creativeone59


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