almost flora kane

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formerly -writinginhopesofsomeday- / just a little somebody

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Message to Readers

I've been MIA for a bit, though I wanted to come back since I just finished reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. The lovely and somewhat pessimistic truths of her truly amazing story is something I want to recommend for anyone who would like to contemplate on the state of the world today. Also, has anyone read it before?

a broken woman in an old world

February 4, 2020

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6
 
Is it only a coincidence,
how am I in your possession?
To you, I embody purity, 
for the sole purpose of pleasing the unclean,
and within yellowed pages I curse the bindings, 
pressing petals as if it is escape.
A customary rite to take what our humanity has created,
since anything man sees,
he believes is owned by man,
which also wishes for a master.
While sleeping with your eyes open,
unblinking and unwilling for action,
sitting in stagnant pools of change,
calling for another servant 
to strip your conscience silver,
covering sins with the artificial shine of greed.
Profit upon profit,
until business means nothing,
fog of drink after drink after drink.
If only someone would throw poison into the glass!
Kill the immortal estate of affairs!
Cry men ashamed of risks taken and untaken,
left virtueless and full of hatred
for men of no better.
Why is the world left with a purpose which no one wishes to hear?
Much less act, on love for the unloved and the unlovable?
Humanity has much to learn.
I've been MIA for a bit, though I wanted to come back since I just finished reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. The lovely and somewhat pessimistic truths of her truly amazing story is something I want to recommend for anyone who would like to contemplate on the state of the world today. Also, has anyone read it before?

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  • rainandsonder

    i have not read this book, but i thought this was another really interesting poem! i enjoyed reading it and i like your distinctive style of writing poetry. the one suggestive i have would be to consider adding more sensory details and descriptions. you have a lot of strong lines here, but i feel as though they could be even stronger with just a little more detail. otherwise, excellent work here!


    7 months ago
  • Loser

    I have not read Atlas Shrugged.
    However, your poem is so beautiful (yet rather bleak) that now I will consider reading it.


    10 months ago