Words Evolving – The Turning of Terms

The turning of the terms

Words evolving

The past erased or so believed 

Does meaning becomes meaningless?

And the answer to the eternal question

No longer hold substance or value

Surrounded or so it appears

By a variant of what occurred 

Mere moments ago

Some seek the analysis 

An alternative description 

As if two pathways that ran concurrent

For so long that everyone assumed

They were actually one

But realized with a single slight

That there was a bond between them

Which could be separated 

When circumstances flourished

Never considering that chance

Was never really in play

A rising of new energies

Penetrating and cold

Abstract and carefully dangerous 

Once engaged became heated and fierce

Gnawing and wretched

With an appetite for ugliness 

Consuming all that which held value

That which gave substance

And the depth of singularity 

Now mired in multiple dualities 

Evolving they say

As if it was something beneficial

Once the fracture is opened

Everything stands to suffer

And the solidity is challenged

The anticipation of happening

No longer a noble pursuit

And to seek becomes merely an exercise 

Of motion without purpose

The line of completion 

Moving constantly without warning

Ambition surrendered to stoic reflection 

Discovery disregarded 

Disengaged passengers of humanity

Who choose to stop caring

All eyes watching the slow separation 

The fabric shredding 

Falling into nothingness 

Disintegrating into an ending

With no beginning 

Evolving is not necessarily 

An improvement 

R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all.I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed.I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another.I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me.I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

3 thoughts on “Words Evolving – The Turning of Terms

  • December 17, 2018 at 3:54 PM
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    Hi RJ , I find this interesting at different levels , it can mean many things in many ways . Great writing , It really makes one think about ALL the possibility and meanings .
    Keep it up . …………..Ed

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  • December 20, 2018 at 9:13 AM
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    Enjoyable philosophical poem….so much truth in the last two lines from an emotional and a biological perspective. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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  • December 21, 2018 at 11:24 PM
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    Most generally think that if something is evolving it is constantly improving, like natural selection, survival of the fittest. In the case of word, however, some great words have fallen by the wayside to be no longer used, and new ‘street talk’ and ‘text talk’ etc is taking their place. I doubt very much this is an improvement.

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