Sunday, July 13, 2014

727 - The Insatiable Boredom of Being.

Sunday Whirl (Wordle #169) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.  

The words this week are: 
eclipse, piece, throat, shot, honors, lackluster,
side, cheeky, manufactured, millions, hike, room


The Insatiable Boredom of Being.

The fireworks shot high
Into the sky,
Exploded into millions
Of tiny stars
That twinkled briefly
And then, falling,
Faded to oblivion.
Only to be replaced, 
Eclipsed,
By the next one;
Bigger, brighter, 
More sparkly.

The insatiable desire
For manufactured
Entertainment,
Where each new act
To enter the room
Will be shown to be
Tawdry and lacklustre,
Compared to the piece 
Which replaces it.
Each new thrill,
New show,
New sideshow,
New cheeky titillation,
New lover,
New popular hit—
Cerebral, gastronomic or chemical
Must be a hike 
In the previous,
Must draw a gasp 
From the throat of the viewer,
Must draw the crowd to its feet
Applauding, 
Shouting ‘More’.

More.

More.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2014
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19 comments:

  1. And increasingly I am longing for less. Quite a lot less.
    Less exciting perhaps, but infinitely more peaceful. And sustainable.

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    1. Which you said for me - much more elegantly.

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    2. My sentiments exactly. I think it was the word lacklustre which was the trigger.

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  2. trying to out do the last big thing will wear you out...at some point it all breaks down...and we end up finding a new source of entertainment...appropo considering the july 4th shows last week...more more more...is the mantra of the age...

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  3. Perhaps that is our problem these days; pleasing entertainment is not enough, but someone must win and there must be losers and thus we lose the joy of being.

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  4. Sometimes the soul can feel like an insatiable pit...i think you are right...that fireworks and things are not what is needed to make you feel 'full' or fulfilled!

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  5. A wonderful piece of social commentary, beautifully said.

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  6. bravo .more. bravo. encore.
    even poetry begs a repeat.

    your insatiable reader, Randy

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  7. More, more, more...until there is no more...

    Whirling All Over

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  8. And when th crowd has finished yelling, "More, More," there was an almost-silent "Enough."

    Peace and joy, JC!

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  9. Wow, unique and thought provoking take on the prompt. I like the comparison of the fireworks to entertainers.

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  10. We used to eat dinner and actually converse...now we must be totally entertained while eating because we've forgotten how to do the other,

    Elizabeth

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  11. Now there is a movie I really like..."The Unbearable Lightness of Being".....

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  12. That feeling of wanting more very well taken here. One gets that feeling when watching a fireworks display, wondering what is next! Wonderful write Cosmo!

    Hank

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  13. Ah ... a brilliant portrait of the times. Georgia.

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  14. Seems true and an interesting observation....

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  15. I am thinking the 'new' is nothing to keep nothing to hold....maybe nothing at all.

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  16. Oh, this is so true! I like the way you've stated it. Thanks!

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  17. Yes, that is exactly what it feels like when we don't enjoy the simple pleasures in life, J.
    Well done.

    Pamela

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