In a Crowd

Written for the WeWritePoems prompt for ‘congregate’; what do we do as a community? I guess mine is more of an ‘anti-congregate’ view.

More crowded than ever,

this global community

we have created.

Thousand home neighborhoods,

massive malls, super ‘marts’,

mega-churches….

So many more people,

so fewer relationships.

Hundreds of online ‘friends’,

never knowing our neighbors name;

superficial acquaintances rule our circles,

much too busy for personal investment.

More people

more places

more events –

less time

less feeling

less love.

So many within arms reach,

Yet we are often alone in a crowd.

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5 responses to “In a Crowd

  1. Crowds are horrible – claustrophobic to me, which is why I love living in a village, where everyone knows everyone, and our bienniel carneval brings out dedicated but competitive teams of neighbours for the three month preparation of the carneval floats. Your poem sums up a modern city disease very well.

  2. Irene

    I like your rant, Mark.

  3. not crowded here in the mountains…nicely done and thanks for sharing

  4. Yes – I think you’ve summed up very well what many feel but don’t say …

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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