Hi, and welcome to my blog-turned-place where I post my writing. This is my outlet to put them up, which was radically different from the blog that this started out as. I hope you'll have a good time reading my blog/place where I post some poetry and some short stories. I try to cover a variety of topics in these works of mine, so I hope any readers will enjoy it. I'm not an English major by any stretch, but I enjoy writing. Critique would be nice for my writing, cause lord knows I could work on it. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Barren land, modern city

Do you ever think of the foreign countries, with their capitals in isolation?
Do you ever think how, in a barren oasis, there’s technology?
Or how there are the modern comforts in the middle of nowhere?
Like Windhoek in Namibia, it’s the beacon of civilization in barren lands.
People can live comfortably in an otherwise barren and hot and desolate country.
                Isn’t that a great contrast or what? It’s fascinating.
                It’s where people live, to defy what truly lies outside the boundaries of civilization.
Do you want to live where everything is safe, or do you want what reality has to offer?
Another thing I bet you don’t think of is how they govern. How do you govern isolation?
Those assorted cities strewn all over your country, miles and miles apart.
How do these governments unite the people, people who live life in different ways?
                      Makes you think, doesn’t it?

1 comment:

Erin said...

I frequently think about these kinds of concepts. Glad you could capture them and put them into an artful poem.