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This is the new age


By Heather HublerPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - February 2024
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Leave the cart there

Somebody else will get it

Stand in the middle of the aisle

I got nowhere else to be

Pitch that trash out your car window

The world is your garbage can

Throw out what you didn't sell

No one else can use it

Break what isn't yours

Who cares, it feels good right?

Watch your neighbor struggle

You don't have time to help

Ride my ass going way over the mph

Doesn't matter if we get there safely

Take up all the time you need at the counter

Your time is more valuable than mine

Don't bother to say 'please' and 'thank you'

Manners are overrated

Share that meme

And pass along ideas that aren't yours

Steal my money, my identity

I should protect my stuff better anyway

Plagiarize all those words and ideas

It's too hard to be original

Just leave your morals at the door

This is the new age

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  • John Cox3 months ago

    Wow! I felt this in my bones! Exceptional poetry! Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Anna 3 months ago

    Congrats on TS🥳

  • L.C. Schäfer3 months ago

    This feels depressingly real 😣

  • olymoolla3 months ago

    I like your story very much

  • Kristen Balyeat3 months ago

    So much of this out there—so many only looking out for themselves and not at all thinking about the collective effect of their behavior. Such a great piece, Heather, and your image is amazing!!!

  • ROCK 3 months ago

    YaY for Top Story! People are just throwing in the towel when it comes to decency in daily society; this kind of stuff really gets under my skin.

  • This is sadly very true. Excellent work, Heather! Congratulations on a well-deserved Top Story!

  • Joe O’Connor3 months ago

    This hits on so many familiar notes! Plenty of relatable feelings for the readers I'm sure, and the message is loud and clear. "The world is your garbage can"- so true.

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  • Asad Message4 months ago

    new age thank you for sharing

  • Shirley Belk4 months ago

    So sad and true!!! Nailed it.

  • Marilyn Glover4 months ago

    Congratulations on top story, Heather! 🥳 👏

  • Brenton F4 months ago

    Back with congratulations on the TS Heather!

  • Christy Munson4 months ago

    Congratulations on the Top Story! Excellent first person narrative. I can only imagine how long it took to get your tongue back out of your cheek. ;)

  • Andrea Corwin 4 months ago

    Arghhh so true!! Great way to tell it all in a poem - and congrats on T.S.

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Kendall Defoe 4 months ago

    All too timely... Top Story? Of course... 🏅

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story, diez.

  • Su W4 months ago

    It’s a damn shame that children aren’t being taught at home or school how to act in public. Parenting is the most important and difficult and demanding profession. Step back and think about it. Too many babies raising babies. It won’t get any better as long as legal abortion is being limited by red states and the religious right. People need to put their money where their mouth is and get out there and vote 🗳️. People in poorer communities need to educate themselves about the issues that concern them and vote accordingly. No more red wave! More like red surrender! Vote according to what a candidate has already accomplished not the empty promises of the Orange haired man who legitimately lost the election yet continues to throw rhetoric around cause chaos and division. Wake up and smell the coffee ☕️. Maga is a cult trying to brainwash people into thinking how bad they have it now. You all have no clue how much worse it will be for women, children and the poor and vulnerable if DJT were to win the election in November. Open your eyes and educate yourself. You will see beyond the b.s. being spread around on social media and Fox News and the likes of them. Voting 🗳️ in a dictator like DJT will be the end of our democracy. Teach your children well! Peace ☮️

  • Melissa Ingoldsby4 months ago

    Blunt and rapid-fire of a social construct we all are apart of, def things should change

  • Test4 months ago

    Amazing job! Keep up the outstanding work—congrats!

  • Dana Crandell4 months ago

    I shook my head sadly all the way through this, because it's so true. You really hit lot of nails on the head with this one, lil' sis! Congratulations!

  • Davina Zinn McKee4 months ago

    I love the elegant sparseness of the language and the blunt delivery. Social commentary indeed. Very nicely done.

  • Babs Iverson4 months ago

    Nailed social commentary!!! 💕♥️♥️ Congratulations on Top Story!!!

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