The Rise of the Collective

18 Aug

A somber dirge begins to play
as the night engulfs the light of day
for it is the time to mourn the passing
of individuality, as more and more
we slip into a black and white world.
Hear the crows calling…melancholically
as they seek to blend their caws
with the music that marks death.
The music that signifies
we are all one…and the same.
There is no uniqueness,
there is only good and evil,
or perhaps right and wrong,
or even right and left.
No more is there a center;
No more…is there a middle ground
showcasing the individual beauty
of each and every one of us.
For the shades of gray have left this world,
Gone on—passed on to the land of the dead.
For the land of the living has nothing…left
save for conformity…oneness…the collective.
And so, my mind latches onto the wings
of the crows, seeking to be carried away,
to be transported beyond this land
that has become…boring.

© August 18, 2010 CRF


Posted by on August 18, 2010 in poetry


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14 responses to “The Rise of the Collective

  1. onescoobthree

    August 18, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    LoL the end made me chuckle. But it’s so true, and nothing to laugh at really. Terrible how things have gone *kisses*

    • falcon1974

      August 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm

      I hear you. It’s pretty sad that we seem to be heading towards a more collective type society.

  2. onescoobthree

    August 18, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    One more try, delete this if you want darlin

    • falcon1974

      August 18, 2010 at 4:55 pm

      bwahahaha. That is great. Resistance is futile! 😀

  3. sue

    August 21, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    will this work ? can I leave a reply without signing up ? the last site I looked at had to sign up – is sue from space – just checking this out

    • falcon1974

      August 22, 2010 at 11:57 pm

      Hey Sue. It’s great to see you stop by. One thing I liked about WordPress was that you didn’t have to be a member to leave comments.

  4. Joleene Naylor

    August 22, 2010 at 5:42 am

    Hullo! stopping by to see what gems you’re hiding out over here 😉

    Excellent write, and so true. but then, I suppose it’s always going on in shifts. Everyone will shriek conformism for awhile, then it will swing back to individualism, until everyone is so “unique” they they’re all the same again. Like the idea of bi-sexual teenage girls. when i was a teen it was “shocking’. Now, I was talking to my step-niece and she commented very casually how almost every girl in her school is, and it’s considered abnormal not to be, and she was wondering if she should get a girlfriend too, in order to fit in. I asked if she was attracted to girls, and she said she’d never thought about it, but everyone else was, so….

    • falcon1974

      August 22, 2010 at 11:56 pm

      It is quite interesting to view how cyclical everything seems to be. That is quite scary that your step-niece (and kids in general) would think that the way to fit in is to have more (and more varied) sexual partners/ significant others.

      I’m glad you swung by Joleene.

      • Sue

        August 28, 2010 at 10:07 pm

        Just had to re read this and the comments
        yes the Borg –
        worst insult I can hurt at someone is that they are boring

        Reading Joleenes comments: this is utterly scary the things kids do – feel they have to do
        e.g. bi sexuality when they’re not or oral sex at a young age (surveys show that kids do not consider oral as sex
        Yet the term Gay is still a slur in the pre teen and teen years
        the scary part is the health aspect and the psychological can lead to gender identification confusion
        The kids who are honestly gay and identify as gay still have no support by either their peers (often) or the schools
        I’m not sure its cynicism but in attempting to be different and show the “adults” how risky they are, the end result is unhealthy and possible could have larger ramifications in their futures
        Sorry for the rant !!!

        • falcon1974

          August 29, 2010 at 12:30 am

          I’m not too sure what the overall cause is Sue. I have to believe a good portion of it is to show the ‘adults’ that they are ‘in control’ of their own lives.

  5. Lori

    August 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    This was good also yea I can comment here!

    • falcon1974

      August 24, 2010 at 12:29 am

      Thanks Lori. I tried to make it easy for people to comment if they wished.


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