To the Souls
Missed Connections in Sacramento
When I look at life I see that maybe it isn’t much different than life in The Giver by Lois Lowry
The walking soul-less, the heart-less
These people simply are
They don’t understand color or passion or love
They simply exist.
You’d think it would detach me from society,
But the only thing it makes me want to do is touch every lost soul as I have been touched
I know we can all find each other out here, among the soul-less there are so few of us
Most of the time when you look into a mortals eyes you will witness empty knowledge,
Or the possession of a daemon
It is as ‘The Giver’ said, “They Know Nothing.”
Us lost souls discover why we feel like we live in a ghost world,
There’s a reason why we feel alone.
We are the lovers, dreamers, the curious, the intelligent
We feel love and passion with every part of our beings
We understand that love is about more than a ring, sharing a home, or even sharing a life with someone
We paint the world with our passion,
Our souls helping each other breath and cope with sorrow
There’s something inside of us that burns, that is truly different,
But we aren’t afraid to let it show
We hear the shallow thoughts of those around us and understand that people hate each other,
But they hate themselves more for being just like everyone else.
The soul-less breath, but they do not live
In a spiritual sense, when we speak to them, we are talking to a brick wall
For those who are precious, the diamonds of this world, stand up in the face of frustration and pain and fight back.
Become better, stronger, faster, than any life-less trait
Stand up in the face of the world, stand out
And Never, Ever be Afraid.
Her Two Cents from the Missed Connections Chief Bottle-Finder:
If you haven’t read Lois Lowry’s The Giver, you’re missing a chilling, thought-provoking story. Despite being published almost 20 years ago, the utopian sentiments expressed in the book appear strangely reminiscent of our current society – so it’s no surprise its message prompted our Sacramento poet to craft this “missed connection” for the world. In keeping with the theme of the message, the photo collage by Eneas De Troya provides a nice reminder of how to overcome our state of desensitization, “Close your eyes. Open your heart.”