Simply Poetry

Contemporary Stage

Today’s world

ideas of expression

fashion

music

movies

other media

all clamouring

for self gratification

stardom

riches.

~

People seeking

meaning of conformity

thoughtful questions

idealistic forms of

consumerism

materialism

reality and talent shows

fame and fortune.

~

Power and control

versus

passion and enthusiasm

talent, creativity

individuality

versus

conformity?

~

Such are realistic

mind provoking thoughts

cognitive skills

working out

critical issues

faced by

both the individual

and wider world.

~

The search

for answers

challenges

confronts

time to consider

these perspectives

aptly portrayed

this contemporary stage

drawing on the audience

senses and thoughts

to connect

to relate

meaningful changes

for a breakthrough?

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Comments on: "Contemporary Stage" (35)

  1. Brilliant piece, Iris. We need a breakthrough from the power and control that is all around us. A “meaningful change” as you say! πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks for reading, Ally. Yes, creative expression through theatre gives people an insight into life itself through their artistic talents… diversity and choices… such a wonderful perspective for a breakthrough in thinking… I do appreciate your reflection and insight. πŸ™‚

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  2. Your wonderful poem has set
    the stage Iris.
    The time has come for us
    to act upon your words of wisdom.

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    • Hi Alan, the words of Shakespeare in “As You Like It” … All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players… is still relevant in relationships today! As emotions affect all of humanity, the contemporary stage today tries to portray an understanding of and to make a breakthrough for better relationships… Thank you for your interest and time here.

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  3. Thought provoking poem Iris! Yes…time for a breakthrough.

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  4. Thought-provoking post, Iris, and well expressed. Your words are a pleasure. It is this kind of individual expression challenging the norm, that moves us all closer to examining our thoughts and actions.

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    • I appreciate your thoughtful and generous words, Jet. It’s always a delight to have you visit and thanks very much for your time here. πŸ™‚ Have a lovely weekend! 🌻 🌈

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  5. It’s interesting how these sentiments seem to be swirling in the air today. I hope that a time of reassessment of values is approaching. Wonderfully written.

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  6. There’s so much more to life than material wealth. You’re right, Iris, it’s the personal connection that’s lacking in these modern times. Invaluable and lovely words. (DD)

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    • So pleased to have you visit, DD. Great to hear from you! πŸ˜€ Your words are so meaningful and I do appreciate your thoughts on this… Thank you for the kind response. Have a nice weekend! πŸ–’

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  7. You’re a magician, Iris! Your words are spellbinding and spreads cheers. Let’s all remember the simple joys and find love beyond wealth. ❀ xoxo

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  8. Wonderful thoughts. I was reading and then re-reading them! Thank you!

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    • My apologies for this late reply. Unfortunately WordPress put this comment into spam. I appreciate your lovely reflection, Cecilia. Thank you so much for visiting.
      Best wishes
      Iris

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  9. It is truly a very shallow society that we live in today, the Age of the Selfie, greed, me, me, me. It would be nice for people to more deeply examine the world and to embrace empathy and compassion. Lovely poem, Iris.

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  10. Wonderful poem and insightful reflection of today’s society, Iris. All the world’s truly a stage… the bard saw through this so many centuries ago.
    Wish you a beautiful and creative weekend! πŸ˜„πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸŒΉ

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  11. This poetry really spoke to me. I’m working on some really interesting contemporary new works and I’m excited for my 6th year of training to begin this September.

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    • Glad you could relate to this poem… and I’m delighted to read that things are exciting and you are working on more contemporary works, Charlotte! All the very best in the new semester. Thanks for stopping by… πŸ˜ƒ

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