Genevieve is a Wannabe poet and self proclaimed artist who wishes to do something greater in life.
Sometimes I grow tired of all this chattering. I am normally a reserved person and prolonged social interactions can be tiring as everyone always seems to a facade and ulterior motives. Deciphering this can be hard and draining. And with the anonymity that the internet provides had led to the polarisation and separation of society. But we all inhabit this planet together, we succeed and fail together. So why are some people still clinging to the ideals of times long past even when they have already been proven to be wrong. I hope people can change but some have proven otherwise so here is a poem written fuelled by my frustrations.
Words and Actions
Words flow from the tip of the pencil
Ideas conjured from the murky depths of imagination
Onto paper to reader, then into the minds
the cycle of ideas never dies
And yet why,
in a world of change and new ideas
why is the hardest thing to change are our mind?
Fingers can tap out messages
of whatever nature we please
Yet our minds remain fixed
in their unyielding state
Subconscious messages control
influence actions of utmost importance
Yet rational reason
always succumbs to personal
emotions and biases
that show no mercy
Yet they mean no harm
the lessons we internalized
Lessons we pick up from external examples
Who are we to blame for the actions of our own
We are one
yet we are many
but our ideas our interwoven and
we are more connected that we
could possibly imagine.
I hope that after reading this poem you can begin to see the seriousness of the situation. Perhaps we will change perhaps we won't. Until then, so long friend.
© 2017 Genevieve Brooks