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People are us, after all

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People are us, after all

People are us, after all.

'Familiarity breeds contempt'
True to its ware...
Once, 
crisp and young, dynamic and ambitious, 
off we soared high to  reap realms,
with white sheets  flaunting 
bold lettered honours in hands.
Then, somewhere,
Along, 
Visions blurred
In the years of sweat and toil
For a common object
in shrouding society to sparkle
(A facade kept well)
Together, 
in shine or shower,
dusk or dawn, single or collective,
Turned into mundane blames.

Fumes of puffed up emotions                        
hurled thro in the air
Faces frowned, mouths scorned, 
Fingers pointed and then 
doors slammed shut. 
What is hurled, and where
And at whom,
Nobody knows. 
A thing sure is , if a beating human heart,  
The heart beats 
In tune with what the head lures.
For wealth, maybe, or for power, 
 Obstinate ego or mere sticky laziness.
Anarchy spelled out. Period 
Me and you, two and twenty
Pool together, breed larvae
Hatch out into a population 
Of fathomless negativity.

People we are, after all 
Multitudes of imperfections. 

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  1. Date: 2/7/2013 9:11:00 AM

    I find much beauty in the imperfections. This poem creates a multitude of questions many that we are incapable of answering without the help of God.

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 3:15:00 PM

    Interesting lines penned..I hope that the new generation doesn't hatch out fathomless negativity..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

    Veetil Avatar Mehnaz Veetil Date: 2/4/2013 10:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Sara
  1. Date: 12/27/2012 3:52:00 PM

    truly a wondrous poem,

    Veetil Avatar Mehnaz Veetil Date: 12/29/2012 1:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank You....
  1. Date: 12/7/2012 3:37:00 PM

    What a beautiful write Mehnaz! The complexity of the human being is astounding at times and yet at the end of it all as you state, people are just people. Very well penned!

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 7:48:00 PM

    Mehnaz veetil ,,, congratulations with your poem featured on the soup home page... love it~ LINDA

    Veetil Avatar Mehnaz Veetil Date: 12/3/2012 3:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Linda, so glad to know that...I am happy that you stopped by,.... Mehnaz
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 10:59:00 PM

    so true Mehnaz,great write and a warm welcome to the Soup

    Veetil Avatar Mehnaz Veetil Date: 12/3/2012 3:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Richard, nice to know that you liked my write,,,Mehnaz
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 7:43:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer you this morning Mehnaz. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

    Veetil Avatar Mehnaz Veetil Date: 11/29/2012 9:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Carol for the kind words and warm welcome.Being new I m just following POetry Soup at random.I love the ease with which u present ur poems.looking forward to being active out here ,and would love to seek inspiration from you...love, Mehnaz