Problem Called Apathy

Problem Called Apathy

Say what you may,

We have a growing problem in the world we’re living in called apathy.

It is easy to find sympathy,

But it is difficult to find people who has empathy.


Finding myself walking with the living dead.

Blank stares passing by I cannot comprehend.

Souls trapped in the midst of the crowd,

Joining this crowd of apathy rather than stepping out and being loud.


One step will do,

One word will make do,

As long as you know,

Where you have to go.


This poem came about through my sheer frustration from standing in a crowd and seeing a scene play out in front of us and no one even moved to do anything about what was going on!

My initial thoughts were “surely someone would step forward and say something”. So I waited and waited, “someone say something!” but I was naive. I however, after a minute, came to a realisation that if no one else is willing to say something I had to step out and do it myself, I cannot wait for someone else. When I stepped out I was frustrated and nervous but it had to be done, I could no longer stand to be with that crowd.

I talked to the lady and tried to communicate with her to the best of my ability, I stood up and turned around hoping she understood. And as I turned around I was saddened by the fact that everyone was watching us two and after the crowd realised that I have turned around they all looked away and went back to their screens!

Apathy; a three syllable word, a word that we need to unlearn in our lives and be ever so aware off. I myself need to learn how to unlearn this for it is definitely something we need less off.


Writing 201: Poetry (Day 1) Yikes! A Haiku?!

Last week while I was whiling away time online, I stumbled across a post about this writing exercise that started this week and what luck I had it was on poetry. I’ve always wanted to join these kinds of exercises however, every time I see these posts I forget about them because I got distracted or hesitated and missed the chance. BUT this time ’round I am on time, will jump in and I’m not going to let any misgivings get in my way. So here we go!!!

Day 1: Screen. Haiku. Alliteration 

The challenge: write about screens in form of a Haiku and (if I can) in an alliterative style.

Well, here it is!

The Blinding Box