August 4, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

Eric Pickersgill



Blanca Alicia Garza



Brain Washed



What is happening

with our beautiful world

It is tumbling and

Falling apart.


We’re destroying it

with hatred and beliefs


We’re living with fear

even to turn on the TV


To find just bad news there

and meaningless advertising


Poison in our food

New diseases

But less cures


Where the clowns now

wear suits and ties


And the Justice has

closed their eyes.









Who’s Texting Who?



We live in such a strange

and unkind world.


Where you can stand

beside a thousand people

but feel completely invisible.


Where a cold shiny screen

can make you feel close to

those who are far away,

but make you feel far away

to those who are closer.


Where conversation turns

into text, relationships are

just a status and friendship

a rivalry.


Where we live to work

and not work to live.


Where people are like zombies

staring at their phones and

completely ignoring all that

happens around them.


Where you can take a picture of

food while ignoring an image

of a starving child.


Where Family turns into strangers

and strangers into family.


This world is falling apart

under our own feet

Full of hatred but empty of love.


Welcome to the 21st Century,

where technology has

surpassed humanity.











Blanca Alicia Garza

Blanca Alicia Garza is a published poet from Las Vegas, Nevada.  She is a nature and animal lover and enjoys spending time writing. Some of her poems are published in the new Poetry Anthology, “Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze”, now available at Amazon.com. Other published work can be viewed at: The Poet Community, Whispers in the Wind and Winamop.

1 Comment

  1. Leslie DeLuca August 04, at 15:35

    Blanca, both of these poems are sobering reflections of today's society; "Brain Washed" is an excellent writing that makes my heart ache even more so knowing that with my next foray into turning on my enquiring mind to wander into a news links of current affairs, I TOO shall become one of those zombies with head bent, intent only on self preservation after reading of the latest horrific mass murder in the world. What have we become indeed. As for "Who's Texting Who", it is so widespread, sad to say, that I'm certain an image from a satellite way above would reveal there would be nothing but the reflection of electronics overshadowing the owners holding the devices. It is worrisome and frustrating to see. Provocative writing; well done.


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