Wednesday, December 1, 2021

WEP - Narcissus

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Narcissus

so beautiful

the first

in everything

influential

inviting our stare

sell everything,

we'll buy it all

just say the word

our souls,

are sold

we want

need

all that you do

a new dawn

of only your truth

our passion ignited

love blooms

seeds rooted

all for you

the world implodes

selfies explode

the birth

of voyeurism

the death

of normalcy,

lies are truth

materialism

our new reality,

an influencer,

must approve

before we believe

transact

succeed

Narcissus

for you

we bleed.

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© Yolanda Renée 2021

Tagline: Narcissistic led materialism the new golden idol.



40 comments:

  1. Powerful and truthful - as all your poems are.

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I don't know how it is that you are always the first, but I admire it!

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  2. "the birth of voyeurism
    the death of normalcy"

    Sign of the times. 😟 Your poem has captured the current state of the world so well, Yolanda!

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    1. It's become sickening. I'm very saddened by it. They say these things go in cycles. I really hate this one. :) Thanks Debbie!

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  3. Oh good, Amazon needed a new logo. 😉😉🤣.
    But for reals, this was a good poem. You have a cool way to work the prompt.

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  4. I can see your face as you pen this, Renee. Yeah. You captured our society, full of Narcissistic pollies and movers and shakers. Great work, my friend.

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    1. LOL, thanks, Denise. An ode to all the commercialism and yes to the K Clan! :)

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  5. Such a powerful poem, Renee. You're really talented.

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  6. Intense, truthful, and REAL... Definitely a sign of our times. You nailed it. So sad for humanity this turmoil that has been created by nature and by man/woman-kind. Let us hope and pray in time we can rediscover our humanity and move forward to a kinder and less selfish way of life.

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    1. That would be nice, but too many of the culprits have a hold on the air waves! Thanks, Michael!

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  7. Love your poem. It says it all. We live in a difficult time.
    Nancy

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  8. Hi Renee - amazing poem, regrettably so true to today. I've never wanted to follow the crowd and do things a little differently - I can't believe how the world has turned around so much in less than 20 years. Brilliantly written - congratulations.

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    1. Thanks, Hilary. I came too easily! So disappointed, and history will not be kind!

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  9. So true, Yolanda. Your poem captured the world today perfectly.

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    1. Thanks, Lee, and I wish so much that it didn't! :)

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  10. So haunting... really reflects the self-centred nature of society as we know it today.

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  11. Your poems always stun me, and this one rings so true. Materialism drives a lot of our culture, and there are plenty of people who make their living by selling an image of themselves to us, one which so many are more than eager to buy.

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    1. Thank you, Laura. Our culture is in trouble, for sure!

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  12. Absolutely! I loved this - 'the world implodes, selfies explode'. You're such a wonderful poet Renee.

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    1. I doubt that Kalpana, but I do love free from writing. Thank you!

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  13. Nailed it. The world of social media especially seems to be powered by narcisisism.

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    1. Selfies, will never make sense to me. LOL Thank you, Rebecca!

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  14. Great poem. Someone already quoted my favorite lines, but I'll do it again: "the birth

    of voyeurism

    the death

    of normalcy"

    I'm frequently grateful to have not been a teenager in this time of voyeurism, but I'd also not be an adult in it, either.

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  15. So hard hitting and so true! Reading your poem felt as if you took the feelings I didn't know how to articulate and put them into words.
    Self-obsessed materialism is a pandemic worse than covid. It's very disturbing how selfishness and disregard for others are flaunted as badges of honour now. It bothers me!

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  16. This packed a hard punch!
    You've captured our modern society so perfectly, where voyeurism is the new normal. Makes a person wonder, what's the next step? Scary.

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    1. I hope we come to our senses. Is that too much to hope for? Thanks, Michelle!

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  17. lies are truth

    materialism

    our new reality,
    There is so much power in these words. Thank you Renée - I totally agree, and yes, it is sickening. I can't help but think of the words of the Bishop in Les Miserable - "You sold your soul for silver"!

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    1. Most have sold their souls for less. Thanks, Carole!

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  18. our new reality,
    an influencer,
    must approve
    before we believe

    Quite a bit of reality in that 1 line.

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    1. Some times reality is just too hard to take. Thanks, Bernadette!

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  19. Excellent work and ain't it the damn truth! I honestly find myself wanting to do the opposite of whatever social media influencers do. In truth, I find them boring.

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