Broken-Hearted Whispers, When Others Turn Their Backs

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Often, people assume

you wear the wearied shoulders

of one who is downtrodden,

that what they see

when they look in your face

is a resignation to all that they “see.”

Have they not yet realized

that their eyes wear blinders

and perhaps their hearts

will never see the beauty

in the rush and roar

of blood that courses

through veins not like their own

whether by race,


social status

or color of skin.

Their blindness is chosen,

woven into

the daily narrative of their lives

and they parade among themselves

in the streets

flaunting their lack of vision

daring those

that are “less worthy”

to see it too.

They speak words that,

were they turned inside out

and returned

they would rage in fury

but because they are right –

they sleep just fine.

They lash out

flailing their arms

demanding justice, demanding a fight

demanding that they are justified

to usurp another’s rights

because who is more worthy

than they?

And sadly, they don’t see

the blinders

have gotten in the way –

their words and actions

speak loudly

of who they are,

and how they believe –

not me.


© Sumyanna 2017


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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Voo Voo says:

    Beautiful hey I never got your last comment on the Follow problem. please resend it……………Voo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you. I resubmitted my comment 🙂


  2. 7128788elf says:

    yes, this is a great problem, and one wanders how this grew to be so all embracing, and what would it take to change away from this. I do not think either our education systems or all of these communications equipment are helping with this at all. How often one goes to a restaurant or coffee shop and see tables of people together but not speaking, but all on there cell phones, tablets or laptops! There is some terrible disjunction between people at the moment, and it is almost as if self righteousness has become a form of spirituality. This has to change, maybe we need some sort of religious growth that leads us back to love and fellowship.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      I feel that too many people think it is the job of the schools and too many schools can’t or don’t do the job either. In the end… we are often lost. All this technology is just opening the divide.

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      1. 7128788elf says:

        Schools gave up on this a long time ago, as they began to concentrate on creating students who are useful for the business world, and not the human and spiritual world. There certainly is a great divide that is appearing, though I note that there is a growing movement towards having tech free times, such as over weekends, holidays, or even a few hours of each day. Maybe this idea will catch on, and lead to a more balanced society.

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        1. Sumyanna says:

          I do hope so, but if they are not taught values when they are offline… it would be hard to imagine it would make a difference. Many parents are so busy working to make a living that they just don’t have time to spend anymore. It is a difficult situation for all involved.

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          1. 7128788elf says:

            Yes, but I think people are seeing this and trying to make the time. Some even go off into the bush, where there is no connectivity, so that there is no impediment to have good tech free communicational family time.

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          2. Sumyanna says:

            That is definitely a good thing.

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          3. 7128788elf says:

            Yes, and maybe it will grow.

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  3. Too many people do not have the ability to look within the exterior of another human being 🌹🤷🏼‍♀️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      True, but at a heavy cost I think…

      Liked by 1 person

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