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Modern Stress Trap

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kat
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0 posted 05-26-2000 10:17 AM       View Profile for kat   Email kat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for kat

           Modern Stress Trap

Spinning, spinning
Whatís happening to me
Can I not feel
Where are the trees
And the flowers
And the birds that I used to see

Blue skies
They used to be there
At least I thought
They used to be
Why is it that I donít care
Life used to be so wild and free

Consumed with nothing
At least
Nothing to me
Not whatís important
Not like the things
That I said, would be

Running not walking
A wilderness
Unfamiliar to me
Climbing, falling
Whatís going on
I have to break free

Free yet trapped
Is this what itís come to
No! Not me!
I wonít let this happen
I wonít give in
To modern society

I want to go back
To a place
Where I can grow
I want to go back
To the place
I used to know

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MysticalNights
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since 05-17-2000
Posts 113
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1 posted 05-26-2000 02:32 PM       View Profile for MysticalNights   Email MysticalNights   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MysticalNights

kat, What a sad poem.  You can really feel the confusion you've expressed here.  Keep your head up!  These "slumps" pass....
Kit McCallum
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2 posted 05-26-2000 02:39 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

If you find a way back Kat ... please let me know ... I wanna go too!!!  Enjoyed your poem!

Best wishes,
/Kit
brian madden
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since 05-06-2000
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3 posted 05-26-2000 02:46 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Kat I can totally relate to this, I hate large cities and crowds, I even had a claustraphobic experience in a shopping mall (in Ireland, they are about 100 times smaller than the ones in America.)

great poem,  

Running not walking
A wilderness
Unfamiliar to me
Climbing, falling
Whatís going on
I have to break free



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kat
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4 posted 05-26-2000 04:17 PM       View Profile for kat   Email kat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kat

What I love most about poetry is how many ways some poems can be interpreted. This poem is about how stressfull and fast things have become in our modern times that we are so focussed on the daily routines, bills, problems that we fail to look around us and enjoy what's really out there.  Things that are far more important then any material thing will ever be.  That's why I mention the birds, trees, flowers and blue sky.  These are just some of the many things too many of us take forgranted, and for what?  The modern stresses of life.  That's why also in the end I say I want to go back to the place I used to know. The place I'm talking about is the stress free life most of us have as children.  

Thanks for the wonderful responses.  

Kat
Dakota
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since 05-25-2000
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New York


5 posted 05-27-2000 03:28 AM       View Profile for Dakota   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dakota

The saddest sight ever to be.
Is not to see the forest but for the tree.


Well put Kat!
Sometimes that which we overlook the most, is that which is right in front of us.


kat
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6 posted 05-27-2000 08:45 AM       View Profile for kat   Email kat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kat

I couldn't agree with you more Dakota.  

Kat
 
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