Symbolic Differences

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Symbolic Differences



We are a civilization of symbols

 

A creation often lost; seeking direction

We look to one another and we look away

Some need to follow, others were born to lead

 

Our destruction lies in our own minds and our salvation within our own hands

 

The echo of shallow words can control the weak willed, while well spoken syllables inspire the masses

 

We currently exist in a technical spiral

Crossed between documenting and decapitating history

Today and yesterday are different – still, ironically the same

 

We are a civilization of symbols

 

What pictures of time do you remember

What tragic signs are you trying to deface

Can you leave your own mark by making a difference

 

"Something happens and as a result something changes"

 

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optimistic commented on Symbolic Differences

12-22-2010

Excellent point! challenge the mind to be the leader and not the follower of this world of symbolic differebences.

soullite commented on Symbolic Differences

12-20-2010

Very interesting and very true. I like the way how a lot was said with the shortest amount of words. Great poem

soulwriter

12/22/2010

Yes, it is true and there are so many challenges ahead of our generations. Thank you kindly. Soul

blackfootlady commented on Symbolic Differences

11-29-2010

Very Nice My Friend .I enjoy this alot.It is a terrific write-God Bless-Black

soulwriter

11/29/2010

I thank you ten fold - I will find my way into your collection again as well = Be Strong!! Soul

1blackbarbie commented on Symbolic Differences

11-29-2010

very deep and so true. love the way you use your words

soulwriter

11/29/2010

Thank you my new friend, greatly appreciated. Please if you have time read my newest one - A Boy Named Alice... I will certainly dive into your world of written world this evening. Soul

1blackbarbie

11/29/2010

can't wait... and will do

Ming commented on Symbolic Differences

10-30-2010

These words are so true - Ming

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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