Saturday, March 12, 2011

Free Verse

My dad just got back from a 3rd world country and he says "people are just happy to be alive and walking around and loving life, really happy people, but extremely poor and living in terrible conditions. Then I come back to America, and see people bitching about their job, their life, ect."

So.. I just felt like writing something.. I've never really written a poem (more like a free verse) before but this is just some stuff that's been on my mind lately. Hope you enjoy.

We're all part of a man made world.
Man made economy,
Man made reality pulled over our eyes,
Man's routine life
What's that they tell me, oh yes..
'The Real World'
What is the real world?
A 9-5 repetive life they tell me,
Sitting in that metal box, inching your way to work
That, is the 'Real World'
If someone attempts to step out, to be different,
They are told and forced back into this so called reality.
However, what is reality?
Reality is the state of things as they actually exist,
rather than as they may appear or may be thought to be.
Why do we still blind ourselves from reality then?
Important things in life should not be money, greed, nor jobs.
Live the real reality, with your own standards,
not your mothers,
nor fathers,
not even grandparents,
don't live by society's standards of reality.
Live by Your Own.


  1. Excellent post. Wonderful thought, and you're absolutely right. We get so caught up in the fact that we think our life should be easy, we don't appreciate it. :)

  2. I love it =]

    Written so beautifully...

  3. An absolutely gorgeous verse and sumates a great deal of life lessons I have begun to take to heart in my endeavors. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one.

  4. changing the way I think about things man

  5. very nice! loved it!

  6. This is so true. Nothing to add here. Great poem, man :) loved it

  7. wow, i really liked your writing! it's a good reflection about our world. keep writing stuff like this!! :)

  8. this was a really great post, what 3rd world country was it?

  9. Beautiful words man. A great look at how people view their world.

    I only wish that more people will break out of the box and see what is actually going on.

    Good work.

  10. Very good point. Reality is what we make it.

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  12. thats nice work, and your dad has a good point.. they have a hard life and problems, but they learn at a young age to forge on.