only we can save ourselves.

only we can save ourselves.

felt like i was living
like a modern day hermit
in an urban metropolis
surrounded by millions,
but never interacting with no one.

a bunch of strangers surround everyone.
we need more guns. need more guns.

riding the train,
and a bunch of bodies rest
and crash against
from all the people,
from all the movement,
but no one is saying a word.
everyone’s eyes used to be staring
out window, at the ceiling, or towards the floor,
but now everyone’s always staring
down at their phone.

a bunch of strangers surround everyone.
we need more guns. need more guns.

do you really know who your neighbor is?
are you ready for nuclear holocaust?
a zombie apocalypse?
global meltdown and climate refugees?
are you ready for the end of the world?
do you really know who your neighbors are?

a bunch of strangers surround everyone.
we need more guns. need more guns,
more policing in the streets and a stronger military,
we need more bombs.
forget civil liberties and freedom
as long as the terrorists don’t win.

only we can save ourselves.
stop being so afraid,
i promise i won’t bite.

felt like i was living
like a modern day hermit
in an urban metropolis
surrounded by millions,
but never interacting with no one
because some days,
i just can’t.

04.21.16.

12 thoughts on “only we can save ourselves.

  1. This really reflects how we are in today’s world. Just the other day I was traveling through train and it was exactly how you have written here. Very well done at capturing the harsh reality through your words 🙂 – Michelle

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    • Thank you so much. I do it myself as well, but it’s the strangest feeling to be around so many people without anyone interacting with each other like we’re all a bunch of blood cells in an organism just doing our job completing forgetting that we’re human, and humanity demands that we be social, otherwise our society decays. Thank you again for your kind words.

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  2. You have mirrored my observations…..that….most of us have moved so far away from nature that we don’t even realize it….we have become so anti-social …just working like machines and living a mechanical life…it’s not natural….I wonder where this will lead to…!

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