Too Insignificant

Obscured from the universe,
I’m holding up my fears,
Letting out cries
That no one will hear
 
My tear, just a drop
In the big, boundless sea
Flowing where it takes it
Until it’s unseen
 

Nobody can feel
What I feel deep down
Even the loudest of screams
Don’t seem to make a sound
 

They travel their way
Into the empty air
Till they go unheard,
Landing somewhere
 

Waking each day
Feeling all the same
Was the world this terrifying
Even before I came?
 

Would it even matter
If I faded away
The sun would still shine
To start off yet another day
 

In a cold infinite world
My tiny world is unseen
Where my quivering pain
Is only for me to feel…

 

This poem deals with existential dread- the fear that you are too small and too insignificant in an empty, cold and vast universe to be able to make a difference. And you wonder if you’ll ever be able to make it in the long run and if so, what is the point of trying?

A friend of mine recommended this topic since she was feeling this way, and I thought it was a pretty interesting one to describe! Hope you enjoy it, let me know in the comments.

-SaaniaSparkle 🧚🏻‍♀️

202 thoughts on “Too Insignificant

  1. I’m nearly 66 years old and I can deal with my little importance. As far as I know there were at least 150 billion people living on this earth.
    You can be of some importance to a few people – and that’s quite a lot.
    (Sorry about my English.)

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  2. We all feel this way at times. I like the song “Hands” by Jewel. If you remember, it goes in part:

    “If I could tell the world just one thing
    It would be that we’re all ok
    And not to worry because worry is wasteful
    And useless in times like these
    I will not be made useless
    I won’t be idled with despair
    I will gather myself around my faith
    For light does the darkness most fear

    My hands are small, I know,
    But they’re not yours they are my own
    But they’re not yours they are my own
    And I am never broken…”

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  3. Very good poem, congratz! One may feel this way (or many other anxious ways), now and then, but we must remember these are only games played by our mind. Then it loses its power. It’s hard, it’s not easy indeed. We are not in fact apart of this universe, but rather a piece of it, and so it’s not foreign, it’s just mysterious. We must set our mind to reconsider through knowledge, through good feelings even towards the unknown, which is rarely as our mind depicts it, if ever.

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    A visitor who feels comfortable traveling on a blog will always come back.

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  5. Come and go, that is the rhythm of life. We’re packed with feelings, with thoughts….and then we know, it’s going to be over….But there is solace, in the fact that we matter, we matter to ourselves, we matter to the ones around us, we matter to the world. Besides, what do we really know about the soul/body duality that is so certain? I loved your poem…

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  6. I enjoyed this very much! Whenever I feel like this, I always think about all the amazing people, places and experiences that I still have yet to encounter. To quote from the film ‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian ‘:

    “If life seems jolly rotten, there’s something you’ve forgotten, and that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing. When you’re feeling in the dumps, don’t be silly, chumps. Just purse your lips and whistle, that’s the thing.”

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  7. Well written Saania. As for feeling insignificant, all you need to do is picture dropping a tiny pebble into a lake and who knows how far the ripple effect will travel? One little act of kindness can be the same. Every life counts. God bless.

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  8. NO ONE IS INSIGNIFICANT OR UNLOVED. “I have loved you with an everlasting love;
    I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” (Jeremiah 31:3). Jesus died for you so that you could know Him and know His love for you and be with Him after you die in this world. You are that valuable and loved. And for those who believe in Him, we have such hope and joy! “For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a HOPE and a FUTURE”. (Jeremiah 29:11). Jesus is calling you to to know what true love, true joy, true hope, and true worth feels like.

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  9. At some points in life, a person will experience existensial crises. Although each of them is going to be hard, the crises will help us comprehend our “Personal Legend” (using the words of Coelho), the reason why we exist.

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  10. We all sometimes feel insignificant, small, in the universe. It is the feeling of a sad moment, which will not be eternal. Each of us is important to the universe. Our tears are like small diamonds of dew which, put together, form the precious light that will illuminate our way. ❤

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