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Plate Glass Barrier

  Behind this plate glass barrier
  I'm inferior, out of reach to others
  Watching those pass by, step by step
  I see a nonsensical world where faces
  Are blank and without expression

  There are smiles which are short lived
  And quickly extinguished upon the four winds
  For out there I can see there is no belonging,
  No needing, loving...only greed and subservience

  In my world here this side of the barrier
  There is quiet and understanding of the sound
  Expressions are what one makes -
  Laughter is light hearted...but generated with heat!

  As I watch in silence this other world
  Where shadows follow like dogs on leads
  Into no 'Mans Land'
  For this is where most are heading...

  Behind my plate glass observation seat
  I see a world of robots and machines
  Copying each other with their traits
  Walking this way, that way... then repeating
  The process - for no reason?

  Only reason...their mundane life

  As I sit here from all this -
  Isolated in my retreat, I realize soon
  That I must venture out there and -
  Join those lost souls...

  For I only take refuge within
  My plate glass barrier for a short time
  Knowing that I too am the same
  As those out there -

  Nothing more but a robot within a shadow...
  Following like a pet dog
  But for me I seek release, refuge and -
  Normality...whatever Normality is?


Written By B.R.Walker
14 August 2008
Copywriter UK  

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