AudienceOfOne

United States

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 12, 2019

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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,
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 reach another virtual goal,
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?

What would those,
of long ago,
those people,
think of us?
Would they be appalled?
Afraid?
Surprised?

Nowadays,
everyone's too worried about fitting in,
saying the right thing,
or being popular
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 not fitting in,
or saying the right thing,
or being popular.

What has happened?


 

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