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Wasted Minds

Updated on June 17, 2013

Wasted Minds

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Our world is filled with meaningless commercialism,

imparted with every muscle of technology,

ruthlessly and relentlessly to capture our minds,

in an endless stream of exchange and ownership.

Far beyond the bounds of necessity,

life has become a succession of striving towards acquisition,

accumulating wealth, status and power,

with not a thought for the gift of life itself.

How invested must we become in this game,

apart from supporting social structure and responsibility?

How freed are we within this mundane struggle,

the course of most people’s lives.

Should we reject the game are we to be ostracised,

cut off from the teat of society and judged unworthy?

Or are we a silent rebellion, a vein of society’s meat,

living within the gentle folds of abstraction.

It is difficult to live on the periphery of commercialism,

and remain untouched by its long arm.

Compromise is all that can be done to survive,

to live within means and be true to our beliefs.

Here we wait, for the bubble to burst,

and life return to sanity.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Veronica, I appreciate your comment. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      Veronica Roberts 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Again, you nailed it so easily w/ your words. I love this one. Thought-provoking, yet to the point, and the message is clear, and needs to be heard!

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thankyou Binaya, I'm glad to inspire your thoughts.

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      Binaya.Ghimire 6 years ago

      You write with your heart, you write with your mind.

      I feel your poem, I ponder over you poem.