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It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World

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It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World

The blind and the weary, are up from the trenches
To climb into chaos, they'll walk across tightropes
where no one has noticed the ebb and the sway
Now lost in the fury, they are mixed in the slurry
where mindless distraction has swallowed the day

They scatter their money on things that won't matter
Like hunters, they gather, checking their watches
Shattering silence with small satisfaction
No cause for reflection, and nothing to say

Searching for something.  At what price the glory
While nothing of value, piles high to the rafters
Tumbling downward, into cobwebs and corners 
Cracking the shell of a world that is hollow
leaving behind only yokes that are gray


For Contest Sponsored By Silent One "A Poem About A Song"
Based on the Song: "Mad World" 5/24/17

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 5/31/2017 2:28:00 PM
Your poem highlights the fact of the modern world and how preoccupied we are rushing to and fro, on our cell phones, yet not communicating with those right beside us. It is sad to me that most don't even appreciate that in nature which is free. You have captured that stressful scenario perfectly Carrie. 7 ; )
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Date: 5/25/2017 11:41:00 AM
A wonderful write, I definitely agree. Love, Juli-Michelle
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Date: 5/24/2017 7:50:00 PM
It is indeed a mad mad world. I say it's all for vanity because we take nothing with us when we leave. Love your poem, Mrs Carrie:)
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Date: 5/24/2017 7:48:00 PM
Great ink, Carrie!
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