AudienceOfOne

United States of America

I am
a Child of God
a writer
a reader
a dancer
a volleyball player
a runner
a daughter
a wizard
a demigod
a tribute
I am
Me
"Happiness can be found in the darkest of times if one remembers to turn on the light."
Albus Dumbledore

Message from Writer

Hello guys!
Something to inspire:
~Psalm 139:14
My Five Life Rules:
Small Dreams are Pointless
Know Who You Represent
Make Decisions For Yourself-not anyone else
Fitting In Is Overrated
Ice Cream Forever
And to quote the forever amazing Hermione Granger:
"We could have been killed, or worse, expelled."
:):):):)

What's Happened?

March 11, 2019

FREE WRITING

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what's happened 
to chivalry
to holding open doors
and helping old women carry their groceries
what's happened
to kindness
a smile that lights up a face
and a hand to help another up
what's happened 
to selflessness
to letting another go ahead
and giving up a seat on the bus
what's happened 
to the world we once knew
where people
were people
not zombies
staring into screens
tiny little glass rectangles
they say have all the answers
doors are slammed in people's faces
old women struggle on their own
no one smiles
unless they pass another level
there are no helping hands
only the gift of opposing thumbs
helping take out the bad guys
on the controller
everyone stands in line
oblivious to one another
not letting those most desperate to go ahead
and everyone is too busy
walking into streets 
and narrowly missing buses
to find their next Pokemon
to offer up their seat
what's happened to the world
to us
what have we become
everyone's too worried about global warming
and incoming asteroids
or world wars
to understand the real problem
the real problem is us
we're losing what it means to be human
what it means to have relationships
we're losing
chivalry
kindness
selflessness
i don't know what's happened 
to the world
i don't know how to fix it
and that scares me more
than any temperature rise
any asteroid
any war

what's
happened


 

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4 Comments
  • pencils.and.paper.roses

    OMGosh, this is the absolute, uncensored truth. Humanity needs to work to improve average life and help each other out more often. Everyone should read this piece. Absolutely fantastic job.


    9 months ago
  • sedya

    This is amazing. I literally have now words to describe this.

    **"When in doubt, go to the library." Hermione Granger


    9 months ago
  • kdxt4life

    Wow, this piece is amazing and it's truly a reflection of humanity at the moment. In all honesty, this is literally a question I ask everyday to everyone I meet. Although, I would love to help other people more, I am doing the most that I can everyday. But I guess, people are too oblivious to notice all of the small details around them.


    9 months ago
  • The Bubbling Pen

    Your piece is absolutely stunning and definitely raises an issue I wish we could all do more to work for. I think we all need to work together, one by one, because even though there is strength in numbers, it only takes one person to give way to change. <3


    9 months ago