Submitted by Benjamin Linus
Create a poem around the theme of sonder.
Sonder is the realisation that everyone is living their own complex lives even if you aren’t aware of them.
do you ever feel like the main character?
it’s okay, sometimes, i do, too.
maybe it’s when i’m listening to songs from reputation.
maybe it’s when i start writing again after a writers block.
maybe it’s when I score a goal in field hockey.
but it’s always important to remember
that other people have their own lives, too
no, seriously, think about it.
that girl sitting by herself at lunch?
Sonder: Definition — noun. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own — populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness — an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you'll never know existed, in which ...
Sorta not a poem or a story. Just thinking.
I guess there's some poetry in it. But its loose, free-verse-ish at some points. Has some Christian themes and some hard topics. Trigger warning for the blind and visually impaired as well… oh and it's also like 1,000 words.
“sonder – n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own”
See me, if you will, left out in the cold,
Outdated weeds, uninformed, unfriended,
Impatient of appointment with the mold.
What is life, exclusive of belonging?
Inclusion, contribution, common good,
Community, cooperation, love,
Relegated to the realm of Other.
A sibling without sister, without brother.
Hear me, if you will, crying soundless call,
Wordless by the standard slang that’s current,...
I’ve always had these thoughts that make wonder,
Every individual I pass by is living their own life
A life that can be as vivid and nuanced as my own, tough to visualize the scale of how many living, breathing, domes
Mind blowing to think about and there is a word that describes the feeling, it’s called sonder
Everybody wants to be the lead feature
The main character, the wise teacher
All the w...
70,000 people shoulder to shoulder
breathing in the open air and
belting their favorite lyrics
70,000 pairs of eyes fixated on
the stage, the screens, the artist,
their senses enraptured by
the flashing lights and ethereal voice
70,000 hearts beating in rhythm
sharing the same enthusiasm,
traveling to the same stadium,
and experiencing the same spectacle
70,000 souls together for one night,
The stars shine down at me and I bet you are watching them too.
When we part ways I feel like a force thats been set back on track.
That train it carries so much, but it doesn't know it carries the one
who's running away.
or running towards.
Who's to say I know?
their patterns and their breaths
their footsteps and their starlight.
They're so far away now.
But you know whose close
all those stran...
I know I am not the center of the universe.
is not my universe.
Earth is just a planet in the solar system
made up of other planets,
Maybe even… other life.
Interactions with others
give me brief glimpses into their lives.
How they act around strangers,
a fleeting idea of who they are as a person
and how they present themselves to others.
Although what they show on the surface
is not ...
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