A Tube Not So Square

A square tube is dominating people around the world
Most of them don’t feel its influence though
It is available in various sizes and shapes
In flat and slim or large and bulky states.

Stare people at this tube hours after hours
Their eyes glued to the actively moving figures
The sound of the tube vibrating in their ears
They don’t bother a bit about what else they can hear.

Pity they may for the figures inside
But do not know about real, miserable lives
Happy they may with what in the tube they see
But they still lack the sense of being free.

Their minds so clouded by the figures in the tube
They have nothing they want themselves to prove
Their lives so altered from the original paths
Only the tube will know to where they next step.

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Han Min Ohn.


Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems of 2014?