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Below is the poem entitled Bubbledom which was written by poet Odin Roark. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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To live in the insidious bubble that perpetuates fantasy at the expense of living life in all its threatening splendor is truly a questionable choice.

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         by Odin Roark

How frothy
That first taste
When some upper layer
Seems the treat d’ jour

Whether in big business
Big politics
Big Hollywood
Or Wall Street
Aspirations to be part of that bubble
Prove anything but frothy

How seductive the connection 
To feel complete
Without threat from the outside
Without knowledge of collateral lives

Such an existence
Seemingly insulated from jeopardy
Ignores outside reality
Shuns cognizance of truth

Lines swell
Vicarious pursuit grows
So many now crowd inside the bubble
That never pops

Until it does

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  1. Date: 10/4/2013 8:45:00 PM
    Odin, i'll read you from time to time on AuthorsDen; right ow, i'm outa here and have deleted the few i posted; thank you for mentioning this site but to me it's a waste of time - you, good poet, are the only worthwhile writer here. take the best care, john

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 8:13:00 AM
    Very profound and thoughtful expressions, Odin