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Cellophane World

cellophane world...

procuring accouterment
of this and that from hither and thither

the consumeristic narcotic
rages through our pulsing veins

as we desperately try to pull on the ever-loosening reins

growing up all those years ago was easier, I do confess

with hardly a hint of all this materialistic excess

for money was tight 

but the values and principles instilled in us were right

values to cherish the human-ness of all
the simple pleasures of this life

beyond the haute-couture and glittering flim-flam

for what is all this

if not a carefully constructed sham

so as I walk along the aisles today

I cringe at the so much designed for the so few

while the multitudes of the teeming people

stand at the wayside
disconsolately deafened by the tolling bells of the steeple

and yet...

there must be a better, less ostentatious way

to live and love and cherish and embrace

each other, distanced from the plastic fakery that we witness each and every day

for the truth that rages deep within every heart

yearns for a coming together of souls

a bounteous celebration of togetherness, a simple bond

of people sharing those intrinsic values



these are the simple yet ever-so elusive desires buried within each and every heart of ours

while we scurry around like giddy inebriated plunderers

innured to the passing of the moments and months and weeks and hours


could it be too much to call for restraint

to merely sit back for some time and quietly reflect


what is true


on what is the essence of being alive

in this glittering mirage that is the place

this world

this fairground of tricks and of treats and of designer labels and the branded name-tag

that mutilates our spirit while our shopping bags sag


we will then see that the truth is so much simpler

to love and be loved for who one truly is

for to be simply human
is what we desperately miss...

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  1. Date: 3/1/2013 10:32:00 PM

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