This is the second of the two poems I had to write for L&T (Language and Thinking). Here we were asked to write a poem about something we wanted gone from ourselves, a feeling or attitude. I chose Apathy. We also had to base it on another poem though unfortunately I remember neither title nor author. Flamefang 01:12, August 30, 2011 (UTC)
I will watch apathy die in the rain.
It’s arms and hands grasping vainly
for life that isn’t there.
I abandoned apathy.
I let it die here
On the cold paving stones
Left with only the filth upon the street
Where it belongs.
And yet, I still have room in my heart
To pity it.
To remember what once was
To mourn for what shouldn’t be
But is regardless.
I will watch apathy die in the rain
In melancholy silence.