Apathy

Discussion in 'Poetry and Lyrics Forum' started by monica_decosta, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. I realized the opposite of love
    is not hate
    its apathy...

    do they care
    how many of them?
    when children beg
    when the weak are ripped
    when the only way for an able man
    is to take his good things and walk away

    i take my thoughts
    yes the onse of common good
    pack them in my old school bag
    and throw it across the road
    and i really dont care who picks them
    it dosent matter any more
    not my business
    these people are too cheap to be writing for
    too hungry to be dieting for
    too deaf to be asked to listen
    too weak to be fighting for ..!!
     
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  2. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Loved the lines ... Very meaningful...
     
  3. ^thanks

    I want to change the title to ..."not worth fighting for"
     
  4. horsesmouth

    horsesmouth Active Member

    That's some good lines...
    Actually I was wondering where I've heard the 1st three lines, as an adage...
    Then I remembered...
    was it the shiva trilogy? I'd seen it on the last page.
    Or if its your own creation then its some good philosophy from your side.. !
     
  5. Ali Yawar

    Ali Yawar New Member

    yeah, It has been used in Shiva trilogy but the man who said it was Leo Buscaglia.the qoute goes like this--
    I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.
     
  6. Ali Yawar

    Ali Yawar New Member

    yeah, It has been used in Shiva trilogy but the man who said it was Leo Buscaglia.the qoute goes like this--
    I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.
     
  7. horsesmouth

    horsesmouth Active Member

    ^Yep...same!
    So much for originality in the Shiva trilogy..but its good overall, considering its an Indian attempt at English-style mythological fiction, without hurting over-sensitive religious sentiments...
     
  8. ^ we read a lot in our lifetimes its the day u realize the meaning of lines in real-life that u feel how true they were .. i think i also read them in that shiva trilogy
     
  9. Ali Yawar

    Ali Yawar New Member

    yeah,it was fine...but this idea was best conveyed by daagh dehlavi when he said...

    ho chuka qata-taaluq to jafaaein kyun ho
    jinko matlab nahi hota wo satate bhi nahi....
     
  10. metalhead_junky

    metalhead_junky New Member

    harsh reality..good poetry!
     

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