The world of my youth
is coming apart.
I am living in a
science fiction novel
where earthlings
thrash about in cyber space,
divided by ancient beliefs.
I am witness to
virtual tweeting tribes 
take up arms and battle
to defend their reality.
However,
if reality is relative
how do we unite around
differing views
and
fake news?
I fear
humanity has been hacked,
the malware activated.
There is no turning back
to the world of my youth
it has come apart.

20 thoughts on “Poetry ~ Coming Apart

  1. Unfortunately that’s the way I see things as well. Such a well thought-out composition – as poets scribble what we think, making us think we thought the same thing all along. Brilliant again!

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  2. Dearest Sue, I feel this so deeply in my spirit, you said it so well. This thought broke me a few days ago, but there is another voice in the silence, making itself known in “the coming apart”, if only we could stay silent long enough to hear it.

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  3. We live in a very different world to the virtual innocence of my youth . It used to be if you wanted to know something you would respectfully ask someone older and wiser usually my Grandfather, now kids just google it .
    A crazy world where opinion is formed by whats ” trending ” I long for simpler times .

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    1. Sorry to make you cry, Michele 🥲 I think as we get older we long for simpler times. We have a perspective and world view we didn’t have when we were young. I remain hopeful but aware that the world as we knew it will never be the same.

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  4. Beautiful, we are witnessing a shift in our understanding of everything…I feel like I have been crying for weeks now, maybe on a soul level I am, we have experienced such loss…we can only hope for better days to come xxxx

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