Kris Oberckal

Rookie (3/6/1997)

Timeless Figures - Poem by Kris Oberckal

We spend our daily lives
ignoring the lifeless figures
inconspicuously passing by

Like ghosts of mist
that failed to thrive
we see them not
yet they are very much alive

To us they are just faces
building blocks of past and present
silhouettes, drifting through the ages
with backgrounds horrid and pleasant

With different beliefs and cultures
vassals of the forgotten and ignored
mysterious God-made sculptures
hated, despised or adored

They pass us by, evasively
wanting nothing more than peace
and we neglect them, thoughtlessly
to fill our selfish hearts with ease

We spend our daily lives
ignoring the lifeless figures
inconspicuously passing by

Our feelings matter not
Pointlessly, these figures we condemn
for 'they' is all of us
and 'we' is all of them


Poet's Notes about The Poem

One day, I started to think about all those people that you would see and engage in conversation with at various shops and restaurants. And all those people who's faces we see walking past us on the street. How we judge them and mock them sometimes. Not being hateful or resentful, but everyone has to be a little devilish at times, its only healthy. So I thought, those people might look at us on the street, and do the same. The truth is, we do not know those people, they have lives and families just like us, they live lives, have jobs and hobbies just like we do! We're all the same really.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012



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