Force NaMo

We are faceless, nameless people.

Anonymous surfers of the net.

Like unseen butterflies flitting from site to site,

Gathering information nectar,

Collecting idea’s,

Browsing the work of others,

Reading, viewing, scanning, clicking,

Sifting through the sites that adorn the internet

Like flowers in a global garden.

 

But who are We?

These faceless, nameless people?

Silent, invisible stalkers of the net.

We know we are men, women and children.

We know we have familie,

We know some of us work and some do not,

Some are happy and some are not,

Some are learning and others know it all,

Some are young and some older still,

Some are honest, some are broke,

Some are clever, some are artistic,

Some work hard, some are crazy,

Some care, some could not care less.

 

We are the same faceless, nameless people we meet in a crowd.

Jostling our way through the market place,

Shoulder-to-shoulder on the terraces of the cricket ground,

Unspeaking as we bustle are way to work,

Hundreds of people,

Thousands of people,

Millions of people.

Never stopping to speak,

No time to say “Hi”

People we touch as we jostle,

But that we don’t touch in any way that matters.

People who don’t know we are there.

 

But it takes just one of those faceless, nameless people to pause,

To take a breath,

To stand still long enough …

 

To observe and comment on what has gone terribly wrong

 

To usher in a new wave of change, a revolution…

To say “We are the force, we are Force NaMo”,

And it’s as if the whole world knows we’re here.

What joy, to be no longer invisible,

To share a brief moment,

A fleeting exchange that takes a few seconds,

But lingers on for so much longer.

To offer a smile and receive one back,

To speak and be spoken to,

To reach out a hand and to have it held,

To care, and for someone to care that you cared,

 

Let us not remain Faceless, nameless people,

Anonymous surfers of the net.

Come join the force, BE THE FORCE

 

FORCE NAMO

 

An adaptation of a poem by John W Johnston

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