AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Frederick Brooke, iSu Boddie, iFrances Seymour, iChynna Laird, iErnest Paquin, iJeff Alt, iTodd Cheney, i

  Home > Spirituality > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Edward Phillips

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· 500 Titles
· 2,505 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Dec, 2008

Edward Phillips, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Ishtar's Redemption - Trial by Fire
by Ann Frailey

Ishtar is exiled but he must find a way to keep his sanity and return to his sons before it is too late to save himself or them...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Books by Edward Phillips
Indifference
by Edward Phillips
Friday, August 31, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Edward Phillips
•  Stairway to the Stars
•  The Gift of Communication
•  Your Results May Vary
•  In the Aftermath
•  Let Beauty Abound
           >> View all 253

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
--Elie Wiesel

(Image: 123rf.com)


Indifference


I elicit no response

Neither good nor bad

Nothing of importance to you

Nothing of consequence?

Not a smile, not a sneer

Not even a look of apathetic disconnectedness?

How dare you!

Open your eyes, I am here.

I am here.

I will not let your ignorance

Supersede my presence.

I will not let your coldness

Freeze my spirit.

I will not let your disinterest

Replace any part of me.

I can defeat you

I will defeat you.

Go about your nonexistence, I choose life.

Sink into triviality, I will sing.

Show no sign of remorse, and I will laugh.

Iknow the antidote to your irrelevance

It's the one thing you cannot live without.

In your silent anger did you not know

The opposite of despair is not silence?

The opposite of despair...is love.




AuthorsDen.com
Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by pat medlin 1/7/2013
i agree with robert...this truly was lifted from the very heart and soul of you...a piece of ripping integrity...the quality of writing i aspire to...pat

how did i miss this? September ???
Reviewed by Robert Johnson 9/3/2012
Once again Ed Phillips generates originality, complexity, and style in his writing. This is a very worthy poem from a fresh source. He is at his best when writing about the heart and soul.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/1/2012
You can be erudite or indignant, but never indifferent.

Ron
Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 9/1/2012
WOW! Powerful poem, Edward ... Even more so when it's read outloud. Wonderfully written!
Popular Poetry (Spirituality)
  1.  The LOve of the LOrd
  2.  A-gain
  3.  God's In Control
  4.  Touched By Angels
  5.  Meant To Be
  6.  The Skeptics' Dilemma
  7.  A WONDERFUL WAKE-UP CALL
  8.  Push On
  9.  Meditation
  10.  Never Walk in Fear

The Other Secret by Tuchy (Carl) Palmieri

Bringing together spiritual classics that changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. The synegy of these bring never before transformational Power...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.