Veronica Tamondong

The Paradox - Poem by Veronica Tamondong

The Paradox of our time in history is that

We have bigger houses and smaller families,
More conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees but less sense,
More knowledge, but less judgment,
More medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much,
smoke too much,
spend too recklessly,
laugh too little,
drive too fast,
get too angry,
stay up too late,
get up too tired,
read too little,
watch TV too much,
and pray too seldom.

The Pardox, the paradox, the paradox

Topic(s) of this poem: lifestyle

Comments about The Paradox by Veronica Tamondong

  • (9/15/2015 12:08:00 AM)

    Results of a paradox are, yes we have bigger houses, but they're usually empty, because we are out somewhere spending our money, vacationing, or working long hours. Having more conveniences, yet after buying them rarely, if ever using them. Collecting degrees like toilet paper, and never really using what we've learned.

    This is a very well thought out poem, and is relevant to our society today. We are hell - bent on materialism, but have no use for it, we're searching for something, but cannot figure out what. Had we been nurturing an interior life, we wouldn't have had to look for it by buying things that had no value in life. We would have found it within ourselves. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn
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  • (9/11/2015 2:43:00 PM)

    A great thought and well written. Good work friend (Report) Reply

  • Soumita Sarkar (9/9/2015 10:58:00 PM)

    Just the apt retention of confused earth..... (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (8/26/2015 12:57:00 PM)

    A lovely piece of poetry, well articulated, nicely encapsulated and insightfully penned with conviction. A beautiful depiction of restlessness in our greedy quest for materialism. Thanks for sharing Veronica. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (8/26/2015 11:47:00 AM)

    Excellent observations, Veronica. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (8/26/2015 11:29:00 AM)

    Excellent observation and objective projection. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (8/26/2015 11:19:00 AM)

    The paradox, the poem, the poetess.
    Practically perfect.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 27, 2015

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