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A Poem: Worlds Apart

Gabriel enjoys writing and reading especially dark poetry and ghost stories.

Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart

I am an alien in this society,

A nucleus within four walls.

I know not the world beyond,

Nor those that thrive…

Isolation has created a void,

Filled with mindless TV.

I have watched,

I have read,

I have been shocked,

By the chatter I have been fed.


Reality stars,



Roll models,


Who are these people?

What do they seek?

Holidaying in Dubai


St. Barts

Sailing around The Turks…

Doing yoga on Grace Bay Beach.

Sipping cocktails, as the sun goes down.

Devouring flying fish and Cou Cou

Fried plantain and callaloo.

Drinking rum punch,

Underneath the stars.

Posting to their fans,

Every move the make.

Their lives on show for all to see,

Is it real? Is it fake?

My carbon trace is that of a match,

Barely a footprint in the sand.

I know not of private jets,

Nor of those in demand.

I am not influenced by reality stars,

Nor celebrities and what they sell.

I have no desire to emulate,

I am striving to stay well.

I realize no icon or role model,

Existing amidst naked reality.

There is no following for me,

Or fan base to such a personality.

For within my brick cube,

I have no need of highfalutin.

There will be no splurges,

No Chanel, Gucci or Louis Vuitton.

There are no more voids for me,

Only time created for better things.

Time to chat with family and friends,

To learn, teach, explore and thrive…

I have finally found my wings.

I will embrace the changing world,

To the dark fathoms I will not succumb.

The sun will rise each new day,

And I will catch a flying fish,

And I will drink a glass of rum.

© 2021 Gabriel Wilson


Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on January 19, 2021:

That is a lovely thing to say Peggy, thank you very much. I wish you all the best :)

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 18, 2021:

You are a blessed man for loving all of those things in your life. May they long continue!

Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on January 18, 2021:

I love life Peggy, I love my family, and I love being outside. Thank you :)

Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on January 18, 2021:

I hope I meet you one day Eric, you are truly an inspiration, yet you don't even try to be one...

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 17, 2021:

It sounds like you have your priorities in the right place. I enjoyed reading your poem.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 17, 2021:

I really enjoyed this. I tread on the minimalist side. It works for me and mine.

Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on January 17, 2021:

I enjoy a vacation too but unlike the very rich I can't afford a private jet and these last weeks here you can't even drive on the motor way after 5pm. I think it's also cool for them that they have a private jet but perhaps just don't tell the whole world about it, not right now when so many are very confined. I'm very lucky and have a small farm holding but I have friends in the city in small apartments and that's not easy when they are so restricted especially with children :)

Gabriel Wilson (author) from Madeira, Portugal on January 17, 2021:

I think we have to make the best of oursleves and yes chill sometimes :)

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 16, 2021:

A good poem.

I think most of us are common. I don't have any riches, but I do enjoy a nice vacation from time to time.

manatita44 from london on January 16, 2021:

Indeed! I guess we do need to chill, sometimes. You have painted the picture quite well. Peace.

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