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This Odd Strange World

Updated on May 18, 2013


The world around us is full of odd strange happenings that cannot escape mention before we lay down our heads to sleep. This is a world where strange things happen, and where wonders never cease. It offers comfort at times and becomes treacherous ground in the next minute. What is acceptable to you is an abomination in another part of the world. Yet, life seems to go on and on. Ohhhh, this odd strange world.

I’ve been to parts of this world

Where my helping hand has been scoffed at

Rebuked as if I committed a mortal sin

Ohhhh, this odd strange world

I’ve been to parts of this world

Where being old is considered ugly

My shriveled skin is likened to a wizard

Public vehicles a preserve for the young and cute

I’ve been to parts of this world

Where my complexion denied me everything

I know not how I got it on me

Who will answer to the question of shades?

Terra Davanti Il Sole by Idea go
Terra Davanti Il Sole by Idea go | Source

I’ve been to parts of this world

Where the shaking of hands is frowned at

A bow they say is acceptable

We know not what you touched

I’ve been to parts of this world

Where a lizard or rat makes the day’s meal

My mind pondered on the good old steak

Ohhh, I wish I never had a tummy to feed

Earth Set by rattigon - freedigitalphotos
Earth Set by rattigon - freedigitalphotos

I’ve been to parts of this world

Where presidents are elected by tribe

Aspiring tribesmen are annihilated

Considered to be less than human

I’ve been to parts of this world

Where nations are kept at war

While their natural wealth is plundered

To enrich bigger nations

I’ve been to parts of this world

Where men consume juicy portions

Leaving women and children to eat the rest

Ohhh, this odd strange world

World by Salvatore Vuono
World by Salvatore Vuono | Source

I’ve been to parts of this world

Where life is controlled via magic

Charms, portions abound in markets

Where can the Lord be found

I’ve been to parts of this world

Where white magic is considered good

And black magic is evil

Do magicians have a portion in heaven

I’ve been to parts of this world

Where a neighbor smiles nicely to you

Conspires for your murder at nightfall

And lives tomorrow as if nothing happened

I’ve been to parts of this world

Where human life is like a fowl’s

You are alive in the morning

But buried in the evening

I’ve been to parts of this world

Where strange odd things happen

I dare not mention all

Lest you lose your will to live

By Anjili


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  • kj force profile image


    5 years ago from Florida

    Anjili......The oddities of this planet are indeed extremes...and supposedly they are to be accepted without society states..I on the other hand have always questioned everything...and accepted even less....fantastic job on this ever provoking subject !

  • Anjili profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    Thanks Gipsy Rose Lee for your compliment.

    Thanks maxoxam41, The differences and oddities make the world interesting.

    Thanks bravewarrior, Someone needs to let it out loud. You are most welcome.

  • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Voted up and awesome. Oh, yes, I've long known that this is an odd and crazy world. You tell it well.

  • maxoxam41 profile image


    5 years ago from USA

    Without its differences it wouldn't be that interesting!

  • bravewarrior profile image

    Shauna L Bowling 

    5 years ago from Central Florida

    The world certainly is full of extremes, isn't it Anjili? Differences are good, but differences that create atrocity or inhumane behavior are unthinkable. You did a nice job of pointing out the diversity in our world.


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