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Alienation (Poem)

Updated: Feb 22

Three men without clothing

Few are the people, at most,

Who care for you on the personal level.

Say to people that you're sad,

And they'll either inquire more or give you a day off.

Say to them that you're suicidal,

And they will give up on responsibility,


So their name won't be stained;

Your life is less important,

Than one's own reputation.

Should someone kill themselves in the city,

Most chances even their closest neighbors will not care.

Do you know how many people kill themselves,

Without the media reporting it?

I don't know, either,

But I'm sure there are.

I refuse to live in such a world,

That does not care for you personally,

And does not care if you'll die,

Beyond them feeling a bit of inconvenience.

The personal aspect of the self,

Should be welcomed with opened arms,

So you will know

That you're more than just a brick in a wall.

People should feel comfortable,

Expressing themselves fully,

Should they wish to do so,

To anyone they wish.

It is the key,

To combat alienation,

By convincing others,

That there is no fault,

In genuine care.

If people are suicidal,

They should not hide this.

If an illness bothers them at work,

Yes, even a mental one,

They should not hide it,

In this hypocritical

Theatre of life.

We should not pretend,

For pretension not only kills sympathy,

But also, one's desire,

To actually want to be a part of society,

Beyond making a living for one.

A sense of community,

Should be attained,

Even in the metropolitan, corporate world,

Or else,

People will kill themselves,

Not necessarily out of loneliness,

But out of the feeling of

General insignificance.

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Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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