Not a Spectator

Responsibilities nothing more
Than what we want them to be.
Not imposed only taken they reflect,
Who we wish to be and grow into.

Not an effort nor a sacrifice but
An opportunity a gift from us,
To ourselves. Our ability to adapt,
Change, grasp to recognize

Who we are and where we stand,
On the timeline of our existence
How much more we can become,
The thousand things we could do

Not a spectator - Not a Spectator

Other than sit and watch TV, blab,
Opinionate on movies, series and the news,
Effectively distracting us ruthlessly dictating
What we cannot do.

Obliging us to commiserate
At a distance relate, to images deprived
Of humanity to think, indeed
We are good people, better spectators

As we feel, immovably sorry for tragedies,
Exempting us from taking action,
Convincing us by fear, it is not our duty
Someone else’s, deliberately freeing us

From responsibilities we would,
Be willing to take if only they stopped
Reiterating the impossibility
For us to do anything but watch.

Either that or turn them off.

Cheers

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Aurora Kastanias

Aurora Kastanias

Born from a Greek, British, Ghanaian father and a Persian mother, Aurora grew up in Rome, where her parents fled to during the Iranian Revolution. The passion for the art of writing led her to earn a Baccalaureate in Literature, being ever since influenced by French 17th and 18th century authors. While studying for her BA in Business Administration, at an American University in Rome. She further got enchanted by 19th century existential authors as well as European ‘absurdism’ and the Theatre of the Absurd. It was only after her MBA that she started writing more seriously, giving space to her true passions. In recent years she has written two existential novels in Italian. In recent months, she started studying astrophysics and writing poems in English,
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Born from a Greek, British, Ghanaian father and a Persian mother, Aurora grew up in Rome, where her parents fled to during the Iranian Revolution. The passion for the art of writing led her to earn a Baccalaureate in Literature, being ever since influenced by French 17th and 18th century authors. While studying for her BA in Business Administration, at an American University in Rome. She further got enchanted by 19th century existential authors as well as European ‘absurdism’ and the Theatre of the Absurd. It was only after her MBA that she started writing more seriously, giving space to her true passions. In recent years she has written two existential novels in Italian. In recent months, she started studying astrophysics and writing poems in English,