by Jeanne SparksCarreker
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"Ennui" is another word for "apathy," personified in and the protagonist of this poem.
Apathy pains the thoughtful,
Aids the politician,
Cloaks the self-righteous,
Then disregards the position.
Neither concerned with the time,
Nor how long it takes,
He raises the limits
With no regard to the stakes.
He steps harshly without intent,
And loathes without hate;
He creates without purpose,
Then wipes clean his own slate.
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|Reviewed by Destiny Diadem
|Carefree, uncaring, careless...feelings we don't need to embrace forever.|
|Reviewed by Richard Orey
|Is it apathy that keeps us from being an involved, active citizen?
Is it apathy that lets us ignore our loved ones in lonely homes for the elderly?
Yes, Jeanne, apathy is an evil-doer. We sit unfeeling, unmoved and uncaring while the needs of others cry out to us: Our children, who want only to be loved and valued. Our ignored husband or wife, who wants only to be recognized and appreciated. Our children's teachers,
who want only for us to not ignore them but to join them in their effort to educate our children, to help prepare them for the challenges of life ahead.
The first rule of philosophy: "A thing cannot be and not be."
Either we do it or we don't. But to be apathetic is such a waste.
Many of us need to get off our butts and give apathy the boot!
Thank you for raising the ugly head of apathy, Kate. Now all we have to do is live the life that God gave us. "Later" is a word we should consider banning.
Okay. I'll think about it. We can talk about that later.
|Reviewed by Art Sun
|An interesting viewpoint, and a comparison of how the comparison of two ideologies can be without concern for feeling....
nice work on this poetic expression of this thought...
|Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury
|He seems to be quite balanced. Nice poem|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|I am not sure that I would say that "ennui" (which in French means "boredom") is equal to apathy; and yet, I think I can "see" what you're getting at. Certainly you provoked my thinking with your verses, Jeanne. Thank you. Welcome to AD. Love and peace to you,