Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “point.” Open a book on your lap, close your eyes, and put your finger on the page. Whatever you land on, whether it be a word, a phrase, or a sentence, write about it. Enjoy!
I was skimming through the on-line news site I read this morning when I saw the responses to Linda G. Hill’s weekly prompt start popping into my email. I closed my eyes and jabbed at the screen; the word I touched was nation.
There are many different definitions for nation. The one that interested me the most is from Wikipedia, as follows:
A nation is a stable community of people, formed on the basis of a common language, territory, economic life, ethnicity, or psychological make-up manifested in a common culture.
It made me wonder how relevant this definition is in our modern world where many countries are so diverse and multiculturalism is the new buzz word. The common thread for a nation now is likely to be a common territory and economic ambition as opposed to the historical definition which would include a common language, culture and religion.
If we all embrace a new definition of nation will it help to heal some of the world wide fractures in society that seem to be springing up and which could potential lead to mankind going backwards instead of forwards?
The following poems came into my head while my mind wandered through these thoughts:
The precipice edge
Sheer and unforgiving
Warning a nation
Collecting in pools
A nation’s gushing tears
As people lose hope
Lack of discipline
The cause of modern failures
How can we succeed
in a world where no-one takes
You can join in the challenge here: https://lindaghill.com/2018/11/02/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-3-18/
Have a great Saturday.