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Something Rare Indeed

Was there a funeral?

By Lisa VanGalenPublished 8 months ago 1 min read
Something Rare Indeed
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It used to be so common,

You would sense it everywhere.

When people talked,

When words were written,

The conversations shared the knowledge,

And so it passed from one to many.

Now the search is harder.

It is not impossible to find,

But certainly requires effort,

Where once it was inherent.

Too much time kept distant,

Where knowledge becomes forgotten.

Think carefully.

Can you remember?

When was the last time you recall,

That people on the street

Used their built-in guidance system

To make decisions on their own?

It seemed simple then.

Back before the age

Of technology,

Of nightly news reports,

And the constant bombardment

From self-proclaimed experts.

Maybe it is time to unplug.

Time to stare at the stars

And wonder where the world lost its way.

Time to ask the tough questions:

“When did common sense disappear?

And, why didn't I notice its absence?”

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About the Creator

Lisa VanGalen

I am a panster by nature, discovering my characters as they reveal themselves. To date, my novel writing has involved the paranormal or magick within a more familiar setting, blending it with mysteries, police procedurals, or thrillers.

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