22
Jan
08

Abandoned ©toki88

Out of place and out of time.
Underappreciated among the crowd,
that which once was treasured
has now become a part of the past.
And they have long gone
and left her behind,
unconsciously leaving her out of everything
while she remains standing still.
Looking at the people she holds so dear
the footsteps and distance keeping them apart
and the emptiness, with the feeling of abandonment.

poem written by me © Christa Uymatiao 2007, http://toki88.deviantart.com

Have you ever wondered what it felt like to be left alone, or left behind? Such things happen a lot in our present day society. With the availability of new technology, the discovery of new things, and the modernization of our world, more and more of us find ourselves left behind by the passing time. Sudden changes in society, brought about by many factors are some of the causes for such feelings. Instead of the world bringing us closer together, the rate at which everything seemingly “improves” is too fast for everyone to flow along with.

At first, the improvement in different sectors of society due to technology seems to help. Many problems are solved, and many new things are discovered thanks to modernization. But at the same time, those who chose not to accept, or those who fail to understand this modernization, are left behind by the times, forced to struggle in a society that no longer accepts the old and the traditional. Items such as cellphones, which were once the pride of communication, may sometimes serve helpful to those who wish to communicate with one another. But at the same time, it also poses a problem. The increase in so many types of cellphones nowadays leads people to realize that they no longer know which is more helpful to them, and rather turn to what seems nice instead of what is truly beneficial.

Modern Technology may have brought many people closer together, but in the same sense, it has also made known the large and still increasing gap between traditional and modern society.


3 Responses to “Abandoned ©toki88”


  1. 1 aboyfromindia
    January 25, 2008 at 9:46 am

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  2. January 25, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    nice poem, haunting!

  3. 3 Adrian Tan
    March 7, 2008 at 3:49 am

    hi my name is Adrian, i really love your poem, its such a co.-incidence that i am actually working on a stop motion animation project which is about the abandoned doll…
    i found your poem a direct interesting link to what i proposed for the story of my animation… i know its really rude for me to actually ask you about this but i would really hope that i could use your poem as the narration of my animation… and i am asking for a copy right permission from you. =) i do not wish to just copy your poem and use it in my animation without your permission..
    i wil send you a copy of my animated film after it is being polished…
    i am a Lasalle BA honours animation art student in Singapore and this is my last semester b4 i graduate. so i hope to do a really good major project to build up a strong portfolio…
    thank you so much for you help =)

    my email is : junjun_85@yahoo.com

    hope to hear from you soon…

    cheers =)
    Adrian


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