Starvation of our intellect

Sitting amongst the throng
being swallowed by the emptiness of the idle chatter
hollow words
lack of meaning and content
skimming the surface of every day lives
every day moments and tasks
becoming the whole of existence


where are they?

being drowned out by the
sound bite world we live in
one liners
becoming the full communication

where do we find
minds full of verse
full of knowledge
interests beyond the latest gadgets
flat screen
wide screen
Wii a life away

to have a conversation where my words are understood
no blank stares and faraway gazes
as I discuss, what to me, is our history
birthright to know
understanding of where it all began
what makes us tick

sustenance for the mind and soul
depth of feelings explored
banter flowing
back and forth
stretching beyond the here and now
allowing growth within

without we stagnate
in the mire of dialogue
spewed out by “reality” TV
not my reality of living

I continue on this journey
aware that there are many
who share this desire
for full communication
to find the beacons that
surely must shine
if there is to be hope
against the
starvation of our intellect…

© AF Matthews 09

Starvation of our intellect


Perth, Australia

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This is how it so often feels when I am going about my daily life… outside the Bubble… trying to engage on a level that holds meaning and connection for me, but so often falls way short of my expectations. I come away feeling a little more shut away from this world I am part of.
Thankfully there is Redbubble – the chance to interact with such incredible people and have the opportunity to be part of something that stretches my intelligence… if only I could carry it with me through out the day!!

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