Familiar Faces

A green door through a purple door. A blue screen inside a white screen. Infinite replicas in a row. Getting smaller and diminished to fractions every split second. The whole system looks like an uncovered box from upside down. One further step within the metaphysical labyrinth would be one distinctive step closer to the angels of Death. The space would dissolve into stardust. Fluttering molecules. Back to square one. Take a left, a little turn on your right. Another colour awaits your notion, another extremity. At the final step, one giant commotion; you jump into your own mess and the void is a gigantic magnet. The comical projection of life. And death, in a way.

Isn’t each life sacred? Sometimes I feel such a tender protection towards my thoughts I want to squeeze them hard and put them in a bottle with a tightened rubber cork. And chuck it at least a thousand yards away. Away on a boat with an unnamed sailor reliving my poetry.

I found my sailor. Shipwrecked. Exotic.

Would you be comfortable being part of a cloning process? A million particles of you ambling around the you who was supposed to be one unique flesh and bone! No, we’re not part of a scientific experiment unless you consider yourself a narcissist in the modern sense. Then why do people act like to be in one? The same postures, the same bullshit ideals, the same quintessential perceptions. Paroxysm of delusions. At each door, a figure appears with a veritable shadow denser than his own countenance. The shadow wears a mask. Black and bold. People shake hands with the shadows which are millions of desolate blank faces on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and other ‘social’ medias. Meals are incomplete without check-ins. Heartbreaks are not woeful enough without written melancholia. What happened to soaking up sunsets on your wings just to let your mind fly a little away? Why a camera? Why not your third eye? Why do we need to rot inside an app when the quaint lake flows backwards between the gaps of highway barricades right before your eyes? I wonder how comfortable people have become being an open book! The quality of each syllable of each page being judged by oft-repeated robotic likes and shares. All the floating faces detached from their hearts. And I savour the circus from the highest peak of the tent.

The world is at war and I’m a pacifist.

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35 Comments Add yours

  1. Rich Romero says:

    Us pacifists need to stick together. This was an extremely insightful post. Thank you.

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  2. Amy says:

    reflexive and fascinating. I love the undertones of rebellion with the heart of a pacifist.

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  3. Lindsay says:

    Poetic post! Thanks for sharing your writing.

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  4. nabanita says:

    Okay this post really, really made me think. I don’t know if I’m a pacifist. I guess I need to think more before I decide.

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  5. This was very deep and poetic. Thanks so much for sharing your writing.

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  6. great read. thank you for sharing! Now a day’s everyone is buried in their phones.

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  7. Tara says:

    Your post sounds like a cry for people to live life in the moment and to stop constantly being connected online, sharing every moment, but to live in the moment.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your writing with us. There are a lot more people these days with narcissistic tenancies although they would not believe they are!

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  9. Great post. I like how you put the accent on being a clone and imitating other people instead of being yourself. We do tend to put too much time on apps and how other people will see our life, even if it’s a fake if we can fool even one person to believe that we have that perfect life we are happier. It’s sad.

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  10. Exactly my point.

    Like

  11. Shanab says:

    Deep and thought provoking, I wish more people took the time to reflect on their actions and what it actually means in the greater scheme of life. Sadly this is not the case for most.

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  12. Kiwi says:

    People are now not living in the moment. This is a deep post!

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  13. Olga Zak says:

    Great read. This was very deep and poetic. Thanks so much for sharing your writing.

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  14. Great read, thanks for sharing! I like your image selection on the left side, very artistic.

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  15. vballangel5 says:

    Love your writing style. You can feel the words coming alive

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  16. Cristina Pop says:

    What a lovely post! I love the accent of imitating others, instead of just being ourselves!

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  17. I find your writing to be really engaging. You have a nice way with words. Awesome read!

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  18. Rachel says:

    Interesting and thought-provoking – got me thinking!

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  19. Anosa says:

    Your writing always evokes images in my imagination. You’re very skilled and I enjoy reading your work.

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  20. What a wonderful post! You had my attention as soon as I read the title. You write so well. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  21. lifewithzg says:

    Oh i love the way you write. Filled with so much creativity and imagination.

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  22. Kiwi says:

    You have a vivid imagination. I hope you write a book!

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  23. You had me pulled in on the first line…

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  24. Joanna says:

    I guess this is the pace the world is evolving, what we see outrageous today, it will be normal tomorrow and outdated the day after. Just think at the past, there was always something new that older generations wouldn’t understand.

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  25. This is such a great way to portray these current views I think alot of people are stuck in. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. i love the way you use words! a graceful way to address views and awareness!

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  27. Heather says:

    I have mixed feelings about the cloning process, though it would be cool to have 2 of me. I could get so much more done!

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  28. Wow, this is an incredibly deep post. I feel like as I get older, I am coming across more and more narcissists in my life. Or maybe I am just more aware of the reality of this life and my surroundings. The picture you paired with this is perfect as well. Enjoyed reading your thoughts.

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  29. Athena Carmichael says:

    Not too sure if I am a pacifist myself, but appreciate you bringing this topic to the table. Great post!

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  30. I loved reading this post. It’s so poetic and philosophical. And I feel like I completely relate to this.

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  31. What an interesting read! I love your writing style, as always!

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  32. What a great short story. Please write more! xo, Suzanne

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  33. This is a good read! I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing

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  34. What an interesting perspective. Great job on sharing your thoughts!

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