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Even Apathy smiles

by Tricia Marie Miel

Smile and nod
I don't really want to hear about it
Seems to be the trademark reaction
Of a detached generation
Day after day
Going from point 'A' to point 'B'
Ever faithful to the dogma
Of "Mind your own business"
Built-up defenses
Retreating into the solitude
Of four walls
That have been care-proofed for convenience
Expressionless faces
Caught up in their own trivialities
Wander around
Like beggars in chic clothing
Too proud to beg
For an open mind
Or a friendly face...

Yes, even Apathy smiles.

03/30/2005

Posted on 03/31/2005
Copyright © 2022 Tricia Marie Miel

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Rula Shin on 05/17/05 at 08:29 PM

Quite true and quite sad. We are all too clearly a generation 'apathetic' and selfish. I'm especially fond of the lines, "Expressionless faces Caught up in their own trivialities Wander around Like beggars in chic clothing" - yes, we are caught up in our own little trivialities not LIVING but more like the living, walking DEAD...we don't seem phased by the inhumanity of humanity, or the lack of our presence, the lack of our awareness of our external and especially, of our internal...the depth is lacking as is the sense of what living really means. This is a great reminder to us all, and I thank you for that. Wonderful piece :-)

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