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Snow is falling and floods are flowing, people dying and children keep crying, but he's just an ordinary man, sitting there watching TV. Icebergs melting and penguins starving, men in suits talking and big guns firing, but he's just an ordinary man playing on his smartphone. Storms blowing and seas are raging, children starving and refugees leaving, but he's just an ordinary man at home warm and free. He seems confused, Daffodils no longer bloom in Spring, bumble bees have stopped buzzing, butterflies have stopped floating, confused birds have stopped flying and factories have plumes of smoke burning, but he's just an ordinary man sitting in his garden all alone. So who is he to fight? He just follows the rules he is told. Instead of trying to be something he is not. Because he is just an ordinary man. The Silent One Simple musing 11 January 2018

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Date: 2/9/2018 2:08:00 PM
Every "ordinary" man, or woman can make a difference in the world. Some in large ways, some in small ways, but the power is within each of us to try to better this planet. I love this poem, and the message it has :) Well done!
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Silent One
Date: 2/9/2018 5:20:00 PM
Thank you Carrie..
Date: 2/6/2018 1:19:00 PM
It's beyond sad when people feel so dis-empowered. Whenever given the opportunity EMPOWER someone (teach the man to fish don't give them fish). Light & Love
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Silent One
Date: 2/6/2018 2:46:00 PM
I feel so honoured a poet of your calibre would comment on my poem...Thank you
Date: 2/5/2018 4:08:00 AM
Hello Si, I'm glad I chose this to read it better to do positive things and airing the valid situation the world faces is one important one' I see the response was good to this piece. I will send a mail soon'
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Silent One
Date: 2/6/2018 2:50:00 PM
Thanks
Date: 2/4/2018 11:38:00 PM
Well written and so very, very true !
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Date: 1/23/2018 4:10:00 PM
Love it. Ordinary men can at times do extraordinary things,as history clearly reveals. And some of those are the legendary poets that we read and truly admire.. Magnificent verses my friend.
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Date: 1/15/2018 10:11:00 PM
A powerful poem told in subtle moral tones Silent One. Complacency will be our demise. An elegant and eloquent plea to raise awareness to the crises (so many) around the world.. Beautifully expressed my friend.. Warmest wishes ~Susan
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Date: 1/15/2018 2:43:00 PM
I love the call out to all in your piece. Many considered 'ordinary' can do small things that when combined can make an extraordinary impact. Great to read you again :)Peace, Jill
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Date: 1/14/2018 9:20:00 PM
So me, an ordinary me ^_^ very beautiful poem, where an ordinary man who is just at home versus the happenings around him. Is a wake up call to people who can do something ^^ cheers!
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Date: 1/13/2018 3:08:00 PM
Your musings are extremely beautiful and heartfelt... Hugs and smiles :)
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Silent One
Date: 1/14/2018 8:41:00 AM
Thank you..
Date: 1/13/2018 11:12:00 AM
An existential gem, SO. Very subtle inferences of moral gravity's pull on our psyche. Extraordinary results occurs when we don't merely go w/the flow. Ordinary neglect is pen actionable. Great write! Love and much respect always.
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Silent One
Date: 1/14/2018 8:43:00 AM
Thanks
Date: 1/12/2018 7:53:00 PM
This is a powerful poem, Silent One. I think many of us are too ordinary in this respect. I know I am. Probably only good thing I do for the environment is use my own bags at the store and not plastic! Great poem.
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Silent One
Date: 1/14/2018 8:45:00 AM
We can all do something.. yet so many do not... thanks..
Date: 1/12/2018 5:26:00 PM
Quite a convicting poem, Silent, and an eloquent call to action. We ordinary citizens can do many things to help the needy right where we are at...and, though not yet mentioned, there is also the power of prayer, entreating God to intervene. Great message!
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Silent One
Date: 1/14/2018 8:46:00 AM
Thanks Laura..but its humans eho must do God's work.
Date: 1/12/2018 5:26:00 AM
Testaments all to the COMPLACENCY of the ordinary man. People roll on agreeing, "Yes, you're right", what's required is a Revolution of the Ordinary Man.
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Silent One
Date: 1/14/2018 8:46:00 AM
Thanks Leanne.
Date: 1/11/2018 5:14:00 PM
Wow he's a hero, no stress, Oh yes love it and seriously i get the theme, you tell it well, Oh Silent One.
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Silent One
Date: 1/14/2018 8:49:00 AM
Thanks Harry.
Date: 1/11/2018 3:50:00 PM
Reminiscent of W.H. Auden's Th Unknown Citizen. Or perhaps a Ray Bradbury tale! Good job! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish
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Silent One
Date: 1/14/2018 8:50:00 AM
Thank you Matthew..
Date: 1/11/2018 3:27:00 PM
Love the total capture of the futility (or seeming) of the fight...one man against the tidal of it all and the accompanying artwork is Stunning
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Silent One
Date: 1/14/2018 8:50:00 AM
Thank you Ingrid..
Date: 1/11/2018 1:35:00 PM
Excellent poetry, ordinary man has so much power he just needs directing down the right road, this is so well written a joy to read. :))
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Silent One
Date: 1/14/2018 8:53:00 AM
Yes indeed... Thank you Roy..
Date: 1/11/2018 1:25:00 PM
There is so much truth in this poem. It is going to take some ordinary people, to do something extraordinary and make a difference! Beautiful!
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Silent One
Date: 1/14/2018 8:54:00 AM
I agree... Thank you Anna..
Date: 1/11/2018 12:12:00 PM
This one is so on point, Silent One and sad because it is real. Ordinary people really don't know what to do and when our leaders let us down... time to get NEW leaders!! well done!
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Silent One
Date: 1/14/2018 8:54:00 AM
Thank you Mike..
Date: 1/11/2018 10:30:00 AM
A great message for the ordinary man..and everyone not so ordinary. I feel that your poem is a silent call to action..well written, friend. I feel the pain you speak of.
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Silent One
Date: 1/14/2018 8:55:00 AM
We all should feel the pain.. Thank you Vijay
Date: 1/11/2018 10:19:00 AM
The ordinary man(woman) becomes extraordinary in the voting booth and with expressions of caring in his/her life. He is like that "rock in a pool" spreading. So very sad if he thinks he is nothing. Your poetry is so profound!
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Silent One
Date: 1/14/2018 8:56:00 AM
Thank you Sunlite.
Date: 1/11/2018 8:47:00 AM
A simple musing with a HUGE message we can't ignore!!! Another great write SO!!!
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Silent One
Date: 1/14/2018 8:57:00 AM
Thank you Judy..
Date: 1/11/2018 8:18:00 AM
You nailed it my friend... so sad but so true! Well written sir!!!
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Silent One
Date: 1/14/2018 8:57:00 AM
Thank you Jack
Date: 1/11/2018 7:10:00 AM
Wow. Yup. Tucking this one in the fave drawer.
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Silent One
Date: 1/11/2018 7:59:00 AM
Thank you Mo..
Date: 1/11/2018 6:53:00 AM
You have written a manifesto of irresponsibility form the part of ordinary man who represents the vast majority of humanity! I have to congratulate you for getting up and worn about the upcoming calamities. If we do not wake up soon we will never wake up alive! SUPERB my friend, S.O.!
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Silent One
Date: 1/11/2018 8:10:00 AM
You are right, thank you Demetrios..
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