Cities

cities

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Well done, Davy. Strong images and a message…which is a haunting reminder. 🙂

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    Thank you Gwen. The idea came to me whilst walking down a busy London street and being walked into for the umpteenth time by someone attached to their iPhone. I appreciate you taking time out to read and comment. Have a good weekend 🙂

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I hesitated before ‘Liking’ your thought for today, Davy, but in the end I couldn’t resist. At least I don’t bow my head for either Facebook or Twitter!

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I love cities, large ones especially.
I adore the sights, smells and sounds at any pint in a twenty four hour period. I’m always amazed at the time people spent not noticing those things because of electronic distractions.
I liked your post, all of it, and even for simply the title and using one of my favorite sounding words, hubris.

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Oh my, Davy–this is Phenomenal!!

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Powerful.
I’ve tweeted this to enjoy the irony!

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Reflective piece, D. And very true. Isn’t it ironic how the social media- which claims to connect us from each other- disconnects us in real life? It reminds me of a video from Prince Ea, a spoken word poet and activist… *sigh*

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    Thank you Maria and thanks for the link I will have a look at this. There is a great conflict with social media. It is creating many great online communities, but at the same time isolating many people and reducing life skills.

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‘Heads resist elevation
Charmed by the lure of likes
And social impotence.’

This could stand on its own Davy. It jumps out at me.

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That last line is haunting and true. We are so obsessed of earning social validation that we forget the true essence of “living”. Apt. Moving. Through-provoking!

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A well written poem who’s message rings loud and clear. Hopefully heard over the din of our buzzing, and beeping electronics. You have inspired me to write a poem of my own on Cities…
A magical walk down a city street,
The sights and sounds,
A feast for our senses,
To spark the imagination.
Buildings which scrape the sky,
Uplift the spirit.
A treasure chest of fun,
Waiting to be discovered,
Unbeknownst to those,
Buried in their social media.

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