About the Modern World,

At the risk of being thought
a befuddled old woman,
or a turtle flipped on its back
unable to right itself,
what I see in the modern world,
confuses, bewilders, and frightens

Makes no sense in its senseless
need to brutishly, viciously attack
what it doesn’t understand, rather
than quietly take a few moments
to enlighten itself. Screaming
to be heard, but never calmly asking
the questions that might allow
that hearing. Violently opposing
anything that is not carved in its
own cookie cutter image.

To this old woman, the modern
world looks much like a spoiled
brat having a temper tantrum.
Heedless to any but his own personal
desires. Might be best to hold him,
hug him gently, but with restraint,
until he sleeps in exhaustion, and
awakens refreshed and willing
to learn from these often hard, but
necessary lessons.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/28/2018

Posted at Waiting On Words: Word for day 28 is modern

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3 Responses to About the Modern World,

  1. Marianne says:

    Love your words, Elizabeth! This is a thoughtful piece. I, too, struggle with the things I see every day. I worry about the world we are leaving to our children. I worry about how my granddaughters will deal with the future. It frightens and alarms me. There is so much ugliness where there should be peace and love.


  2. Pamela says:

    What world we live in. Excellent write, Elizabeth.



  3. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    taking time out from this modern world – I like how you switched it to modernity as temper tantrumed child needing time out behaviour mod


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