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  • Texas | Columns | "Once Upon A Line"

    Not Knowing

    by David Knape

    people today
    don't know what happened
    yesterday
    don't know the history
    of the country
    or their family
    or their time
    don't know the trials &
    tribulations people went through
    to survive and make it
    have no understanding of
    suffering and sacrifice
    denial
    pain
    all they know are video games
    texting
    facebook
    instant gratification
    a world of amusement
    and triviality
    a world given to speed
    not knowledge
    fun
    not freedom
    it will end this way
    when the video games short circuit
    when the plug gets pulled
    they won't know what to do
    with themselves
    with stark reality
    the dark will overwhelm them
    they will have no noise
    no flashing lights
    no celebrities to point the way
    no hollywood to follow
    and all their comfort foods
    digitial distractions
    will fizzle
    when the cloud vaporizes
    and screens go blank
    they won't know what to do
    where to turn
    since they don't know who they are
    because they do not know
    what came
    before them.


    © d.knape

    November 20, 2012
    More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape

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