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with half the town on fire

round and round we go

By Dean F. HardyPublished about a year ago Updated about a year ago 1 min read
with half the town on fire
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sometimes you just have to let it happen.

watch it

observe it

let the music play

let life and its irony

move through the room

with the dignity and grace of a garbage truck


we live in the fastest time

the smartest time

the richest time


we have been slow to realise

we are the dumbest

and poorest.

with all our fancy toys

we are more lifeless than

the ones and zeros

that power them.

with all our connectivity

we have become the loneliest

souls to inhabit the earth.


there are more billionaires

there are more homeless

there are more suicides...

what the fuck is happening?

we don't know

but we will listen

to the false prophets

who claim to,

as we choke on reality tv

and instagram whores.

Everyone is the same.

Everyone is the same.

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About the Creator

Dean F. Hardy

Writer from Dublin, Ireland.

*All work here is owned by Dean F. Hardy*

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  • Morgana Millerabout a year ago

    I absolutely feel this despair! Loved this line, too "let life and its irony move through the room with the dignity and grace of a garbage truck"

  • ARCabout a year ago

    Amen amen, Dean! Love how raw and unfiltered your perspective is on this. We have similar feelings, friend. Thank you for sharing this amazing view.

  • JBazabout a year ago

    If only everyone saw this as clearly as you wrote it. Wouldn't that be great?

  • Gina C.about a year ago

    I love the truth in this. It hit me when you said something along the lines of "we live in the smartest time.....we are the dumbest"; this is really observant and well-done!

  • Dana Stewartabout a year ago

    You have hit on some excellent points. It is so discouraging, some of the things society is hell bent on carrying has gotten too heavy. Loved the reference to the ones and zeros, that really created an image of robotically reactions of humans.

  • Heather Hublerabout a year ago

    Painful to read because it's filled with what I witness every day. Excellent work bringing this to the forefront of our thoughts and not pulling any punches.

  • Loryne Andaweyabout a year ago

    Hard truths make sharp points. Powerful work.

  • Gerald Holmesabout a year ago

    A perfect description for what we have become. Excellent work.

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    Damn, there's a lot of truth there. Well said.

  • JBazabout a year ago

    I really enjoy your vision within your words. They are powerful and emotional

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