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The Shattered Vase

Updated on April 30, 2011




We are all born broken,

 With no word spoken

Lost and blind we have walked

And money and women we have loved & stalked


[A tyrant is born]

Defected by birth and all way through life

We have learned to fight, to kill, how to use a knife

Tyrants by blood and all way through adolescence

This life simply makes no sense


Resembling the God of war, echoing with hate

And by our actions and twisted doctrines we sealed our fate

Broken, defected yet claiming perfection

We have claimed our destruction without self realization


Like soldiers struck by lightening

A sight that is tormenting and frightening

Yet we forgot how fragile the body is

And tranquility and peace we were destined to kiss

Goodbye, as we have drowned ourselves in the materialistic universe

Watching all the ancient happy moments fade, into the past disperse



The lights are out as humanity we have destroyed

And the art of war we’ve mastered and deployed

Yet, each other and nature we’ve learned to exploit



Living in a world ruled by self-mutilation

Knowing no mercy, no hope no affection

Yet the dark suffocates the rays of hope

Casting down the eternal hopeless rope

For humanity to take its own life

As by our acts we hand it the knife

Indeed, forsaken we have become, alone

Each person living for his existence, on his own




Has the world gone blind, for I have no answer?

To this quest you call eternal, as our hearts waver

I feel like a repent-less soul cast to drift

And suffocate and crumble with a swift

Motion made by fate, I’m ready to break

While having my kin drive a stake

Through my heart and empty body

Yet as I cry for help, there’s nobody




Can someone tell me how come we turned out hollow?

Were we fed with hate with milk, mixed with sorrow?

How come the heart crumbles and solidifies?

And we’ve turned into the person we despise

How come we don’t know who we truly are?

And from humanity we have gone astray so far?


So tell me, what if the vase crashes to the floor

Who will mend its wounds, what about its core

How can the world claim itself just?

When we live in a world ruled by lust

A world that preaches hate to be a must!



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      Uriel 6 years ago from Lebanon

      gulnazahmad, true we seem to forget that we were the sheperd of each other and that our duty doesn't only include our family it extends past that :D i think we need to re-evaluate our position and rethink our priorities in life, for we have gone astray from the main road

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      gulnazahmad 6 years ago from Pakistan

      God has given us all faculties and power to do the best for humanity but we know that power is a dangerous thing and we are using our power in the most selfish manner. Your hub is the best depiction of humanity in today's world. Thumbs up!!

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      Uriel 6 years ago from Lebanon

      Cloverleaf, thank you for stopping by . I really appreciate your support :D


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      Cloverleaf 6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      I was really intrugued by the title of your hub and couldn't resist dropping in to take a read! I was not disappointed because your words are so powerful with true meaning, nicely done.

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      Uriel 6 years ago from Lebanon

      Nikki :D thanks for the comment, will try my best starting at home :D

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      preach on! sister, preach on!

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      Uriel 6 years ago from Lebanon

      @Mentalist :D Yeh slaves till beneath every spec of dust in our bones, slaves to our desires our needs and the little crazy voices in our heads :P

      @ Ben: thanks for stopping by :D coming from you that makes me smile :D

      @Spirit whisperer: a tool for his desires as he lost control over his urges :D

      @Mysterious one : Thanks for stopping by and commenting :D Thanks for the support as well :D

      @IAMmaster :D thanks for the support, it seems the I has become the center of the universe :( which is a sad fact

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      IamMaster 6 years ago from USA

      What a powerful description of such a hopeless society! In a society dominated by Self and what You want, a future like this is a definite possibility. Excellent job. Simply excellent.

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      MysteriousOne 6 years ago

      Powerful write, Uriel...sad,true,great job! Great video,too!

      Voted up!

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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      The mind is a powerful tool but without self discipline the mind turns on its user with devastating results. Man has become a tool of his own mind and doesn't even realise can he, as long as he imagines he is his mind?

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Wondrous words, Uriel

      Beautiful, deep, sad, and enlightened, as always.

      :] great job

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      We are slaves to the extreme of distance between atoms.;)