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What People See, and What They Don’t

January 1, 2012

People see what they want to see
and are blind to what they don’t.
Often I think what makes us men
is the capacity to make shallow judgements
without cognitive basis,
without ethics.
 
People hear what they think should be heard
and are deaf to opposing thoughts,
It is this trait that makes us cannibals,
to each others’ flesh.
without choice cuts,
without concern.
 
People touch only what they think they can,
and are abhorred by those they can’t.
I believe this makes us civilized.
 calling those that conform
normal, and those that aren’t as ab-,
without consideration,
without fail.
 

H A P P Y  N E W  Y E A R  !

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5 comments

  1. This is so amazing! I love how you chose the words. And also the repetition of words to make the effects that you wanted to show to your readers.

    May you have a blessed new year ahead of you! 🙂


    • wow thanks jerro! happy new year! =) cheers!


  2. This post is a reminder that we can always create our own rules. Happy new year! 🙂


  3. Very wonderful poem. Most of the time, we just have to see for ourselves the truth regardless of how it appears to be. Happy new year to you, Xion! 🙂


  4. fantastic writing! i actually had a similar conversation the other day with mother. she was telling me she got confused after reading the shack then i told her she is not really confused but rather fighting the philosophy of the book, insisting on her religious stereotypes. happy new year xion! may we have open eyes this year and always! 😀



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