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Did You Really? - A Poem

Updated on July 7, 2017

Did You Really?


She said to me

When I showed her

The world inside my head

Provoking thought

He replied to me

After I explained to him

Kind of life I chose


Other had claimed

While I drew my emotion

To empty it


I heard they whispered

After I'm sinking

Under the rain of my tears



Did you really read it?

Did you really read everything?

That you said you read?

Did you really let those words…?

Did you let it linger...?

Around your mind,

Even only for while?

Because you answer me with questions

Asking me with explanations

And explaining everything to me

With my own answers


Did you really?

Read what you said

You read?


Seagull of the Sea

Like seagull of the Sea

We lost in its shores

Waiting for someone to share our thought

But blinded by solemn need

Hardly believe I realized

My page never really being opened

In every turn that we found

Never as open as what it really want to be defined

Not because it hidden from our mind

But simply because all the worlds

Seems failed

To be tuned into one


Like seagull of the Sea

We lost in its shores

Inside a pair or inside community

Did we already fail to stand up even only for each others?

Flying alone but together

Try to open our sense to the world, we said

While it is our mind only

The one we allowed ourselves to lean on

Alone, in this togetherness

How lonely and sad this world seems to be?

When we have to be resided next to each other

But never really want to be together?

Like seagull of the Sea

We lost in its shores…

And the World

Have to witnessing it

From far away

I heard she cry…


Behind The Poem

Hello there, how are you?

In the world of freedom of speech, we allowed to say anything we thought and shared with others. In the spirit of sharing, of course, we want some response. Good response obviously, but it doesn’t mean bad response will not be count, because this is how it works, right? This is how we do it around here; we communicate with others around the globe through our Hubs and allowed them to see the world inside our mind. Hoping they will really see it the way we saw it.

Few days ago I found a Hub which have really shocking topic. And what surprised me the most is to see, many friends seems not as shocked as me. They agreed praised it, and supporting it. Yes, I might bias about that Hub, but this is made me questioning things; many things that I was believe we shared around here.

Friends, when you said you read Hub, when you leave evidence of your presence inside the comment capsules, did you really read the Hub? Did you really see what the writer want you to see? Did you really trying to understand what the writer had said? Did you?

Have a nice day there,

Freya Cesare


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  • Freya Cesare profile imageAUTHOR

    Freya Cesare 

    7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Israyfa, thank you.

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    7 years ago from Malang Horizon

    i'm not a good one on comment ;) but i like the way you share your thought and blended it with a proper picture. nice work

  • Freya Cesare profile imageAUTHOR

    Freya Cesare 

    7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Cheeky Girl: Either feast or famine when it come to beliefs. Yes, very true. Fanaticism is dangerous. But lack of morality guidance also dangerous. Being right in the middle not always easy. dilemma. Thank you. ^_^

  • Freya Cesare profile imageAUTHOR

    Freya Cesare 

    7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Leni Sands: Hello. Thank you for the compliment and very thoughtful comment. Yes, I usually did the same too. I am really concern on the effect of added comment without reading what is written inside. This is might be escape from thought of others, but truly, I believe we should considering everything we do, even only for added comment to Hub, or we might doing something awful without knowing it; like supporting killing for example. In the world where person hidden behind avatar or everything they admit to the world: everything is possible. So it is better to always careful. Thank you, dear. ^_^

  • Freya Cesare profile imageAUTHOR

    Freya Cesare 

    7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Nell Rose, yes. More likely this is the case. They come across a Hub which maybe too long, too heavy to think of or too boring, and without read it, leave comment. Didn't realized that they already agree on something really insane. This is sad, really. Thank you, Nell.

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    Freya Cesare 

    7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Lady E: Hi, Elena. You're welcome, dear. Thank you for reading this. Yes, true. World turned into something really different today and so far all I can see only disappointment.

  • Freya Cesare profile imageAUTHOR

    Freya Cesare 

    7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    SuburbanPoet: Hi, Mark. If I wonder I will ask. You can count that from me. Hehehe. Yes, honesty sometimes is suck right?

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    Cassandra Mantis 

    7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

    Hy Freya! You are making a good observation here. There are things that today people celebrate and discuss openly that they would not have mentioned years ago. In most societies, attitudes have been changing. And for anyone who's been silenced or prevented from uttering their beliefs, they may have suffered in silence.

    But yes, there are some people with beliefs that are quite controversial and we might not agree with them.

    Where I live - people may not agree always with the views of others but we have a democracy and we defend the right to speak out or make the point. As long as those views do not hurt others or have an intent to hurt or harm, it is acceptable.

    Others think that this is too much freedom, however! It's either a feast or a famine when it comes to beliefs.

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    Leni Sands 

    7 years ago from UK

    I thoroughly enjoyed your poems and the message within, the letter at the end is truly inspired.

    I, for one, always comment on hubs I have actually read. Sometimes I glance at a hub and move on without leaving a comment, not because it isn't worthy but because I haven't read it, yet! I will usually make a note to come back to it later. If a hub doesn't appeal to me then I don't read it and I don't comment - what would be the point?

    I think, some hubbers, not all, and I think it is only a small number, just make a quick comment in a hope that they will build up their friendship or followers base. Those hubbers don't hang around for long and invariably move on to other sites.

    I'm guilty of not having enough time to read and comment on all the hubs I would want to read and comment on and look forward to a day in the not too distant future when I can retire from my day job and 'write', 'read' and comment to my heart's content.

    Freya, you write from the heart, you open your mind to the world and your experiences of life and emotions overflow. Your work is original and truly inspired. I understand and have experienced everything you say in this hub and have thought the same thoughts, at times, I chose to ignore what I could plainly see - you expressed it clearly and concisely in your poems and your finale. Keep up the good writing Freya, and don't let them bug you or get you down.

    Voted up useful and interesting.

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    Nell Rose 

    7 years ago from England

    Hi, Freya, first of all your poems are lovely, and I do understand what you mean. I think it may be a combination of things that make people answer in the way they do. Some people don't read those hubs properly, or if they do they don't understand exactly what the writer means, and others are just trying to be polite because they are scared to put their point across, and of course different people are different around the world and see things that others don't see, take care nell

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    7 years ago from London, UK

    Hi Freya

    Thanks for a beautiful Poem and the photo's are gorgeous too. In response, to the letter you wrote at the end, the world has changed so much now and some things that never used to be accepted are now even praised.

    I also like the comment The Suburban Poet gave you.

    Take Care.... :)

  • The Suburban Poet profile image

    Mark Lecuona 

    7 years ago from Austin, Texas

    Freya - Did I say anything that made you wonder about me? If I ever do I want you to ask me ok? But I understand now what you are saying. I think some folks are intimidated by certain topics and agree with the message because they are afraid to disagree. There are certain assumed schools of thought in the world today (as there has always been) and these formations have their powerful constituents. Many people on FB or or social media are concerned about their employer or others reading their message so it may be that you are seeing people protect themselves. It is better possibly to not comment at all in many instances.

  • Freya Cesare profile imageAUTHOR

    Freya Cesare 

    7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Hi, Silentreed. Yes, every comment, even if simply "Hi!" is something we should appreciated. I know and appreciate this too. But sometimes I wonder, did we really being read? Did we really being heard? Did we really being known? For what had been written and had been said?

    Thank you, SilentReed. Perfection it is than if this is what it mean.

  • SilentReed profile image


    7 years ago from Philippines

    Your thoughts on the comments left on hubs are shared by many. There are comments...and there are COMMENTS. Some provide insight and a different perspective that help us grow and improve our writing. Others are thought provoking. Still others provide encouragement and I am thankful for each and everyone of them...even those that say "Hi" ;)....Hi Freya. BTW...Like Jonathan Livingston seagull's pursuit of the perfection of flight, it is our passion for writing that keeps us going.

  • Freya Cesare profile imageAUTHOR

    Freya Cesare 

    7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Hello, Mark. Disappointment, yes. But not in acussing way.

    It is not about God or anything which bothering me. But it is about how we read without really read it. How we said we understand while in fact we not even able to grapsed anything at all.

    I saw a tendency of being polite and kind which is really nice actually, as long as the subject is not too serious. But with serious subject, our support can lead others to the wrong zone of life while we even not really meant to be supportive. We might not realizing it at the moment, until everything too late.

    Be careful with everything we say, it's all I want everybody to consider.

    Thank you, Mark. I believe from what I read so far from you, you always have genuine comments. have a nice day there.

  • The Suburban Poet profile image

    Mark Lecuona 

    7 years ago from Austin, Texas

    I sense a great disappointment in you with people. Everybody is weak; even the one's who seem so sure of themselves. I don't pay much attention anymore to those who hate the idea of God or anything that cannot be proven by Science. I also don't pay attention to those who judge others out of fear. It's not the world I wish to live in... unfortunately it seems that once a person is judged then they also become the judge. Then everyone is as you say, "... answering with questions.... asking with explanation..." In other words what is up is down; what is day is night and what is love is hate...


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