Unviewed Spectacle

See here! Enjoy the dichotomy of the brilliant
As humans we forgo capabilities both pure and ill
Here we lay, sentient beings of limitless potential
Rotting away, decomposing, polluting at will

A parasite on our hostess, poor dear mother earth
We continue our prodigal expenditure.

On a withering rock, mistakenly given us birth
We suck the tit; we have yet to mature.

The Universe knows this and turns away
Abandoned us on the Milky-Way
Praying profusely that we might,
Not discover interstellar flight

It need not worry, our brilliance has peaked
And only of ghettoes and corpses we’ll reek

A fruit past its prime and a miserably story
We’re fast to decompose, we’re in a hurry

A sink for the once believed brilliant thoughts
Our fallible culture will finally rot.
Through a box we become bland
Ensuring the devolution of free-will

And –


© Luis Valencia


About luisydomonique

Poetry Year Long Project between Luis Valencia and the Brilliant, Beautiful, and Vivace Domonique Celeste Alcaraz.
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23 Responses to Unviewed Spectacle

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  2. Jingle says:

    well done again,
    life is like that,
    nature teaches us lessons….

    I love your thoughts and ideas here.

  3. frayedges says:

    Wow that’s good. I definitely agree, we are parasitic in behavior. Too bad.

  4. awallinsight says:

    everything in this is so true, and the world needs to hear it. great work!

  5. mstevensson says:

    Very powerful poem with a very powerful message. Your ending is outstanding.

  6. buttercup600 says:

    I loved the last staza…pwerful and though provoking…nothingness!! Wow. Happy Rally xx

  7. ambeywhaler says:

    I used to write stuff like this! I love it!!!!

  8. The truth is out and everyone knew it 😛 Thank for sharing and happy rally^^~

  9. megzone says:

    awesome… lovely versses..
    powerful words

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  10. brian says:

    you bring it home tightly…we kill that which brings us life…to what point do we bring our own end….

  11. mairmusic says:

    great metaphor admirably carried out! And even w/ a brief laugh for “Praying profusely that we might / Not discover interstellar flight”

  12. reminds me of what Stephen hawkings warned recently of the world potentially imploding and that we are all at risk of extinction unless we either colonise space or wake up to our evil ways…great poem..cheers pete

  13. tasithoughts says:

    Prophetic and sad. Powerful and scolding to humans. Great poem!

  14. On a withering rock, mistakenly given us birth/We suck the tit; we have yet to mature.


    And only of ghettoes and corpses we’ll reek

    My favorite lines <3. The world is coming to an end. Perhaps not tomorrow but when an oil rig can leak oil for 100+ days and we just sit back and watch with sad faces shaking our heads, it's only a taste of what's to come. Villages could survive an end of the world calamity. But most of us are far from the village lifestyle. No matter how many plastic bags I refuse to let into my house, there's always the old lady asking for no more than five items in a bag that is triple bagged. With no finger pointed at the world's demise, you have allowed my imagination to run wild. Well done!

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  16. What might have been is always so tragic a thought…the undiscovered country.
    I enjoyed this.

  17. ms. weger says:

    I loved the phrase “prodigal expenditure”. You have such a great way with your word choice – perfectly expressive.

  18. Jingle says:

    lovely job, I am thrilled to see your work appreciated by many….


  19. Leonnyes says:

    i like this 🙂 very much versed with wisdom.. u deserve all the praise 🙂

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