When space is silence…

Words, sounds, and space…

Personal mythology


He felt   lost  , lonely, tired  
Life was not what he dreamed of  

Past told a broken story  
Dreams were wrong  
      Present hurtful

A man stops believing in the gods that failed him
A man forgets the gods who forgot him

(… without been remembered, the old gods die …)

A man walks the godless streets of failed illusions
A man falls, drinks, forgets, and sometimes cries

One day, a man stops …  A new belief comes to mind

He chose the name   
he wrote the password   
     uploaded a portrait, a past, a post

An alter ego reflecting a self
                     creating himself
                     inventing a shell
                                –out of words, hopes, vanity

Online he is always happy
but happiness is depressive when no one likes a post

Online there is no time to feel lonely
but he trembles alone when he is offline

Offline he hits reality
a reality that his new god cannot alter

An alter ego invents a man
An offline man invents an online man
(… gods create the humans who created the gods …)

_____Adriana Citlali


Today at the poets pub we are writing about modern mythologies | dVerse.


Author: Adriana Citlali Ramírez

A citizen of the world, born in Mexico city... A physicist (working as a geophysicist) and a part-time artist (creative writing, oil/acrylic painting, photography)… All posts, visual art, and poems ©Adriana Citlali Ramírez. All rights reserved.

6 thoughts on “Personal mythology

  1. ha. yeah. your persona created will only last so long…about as long as gods we create…until the crash…and then invented gods are good for little…

  2. The Yogi way is to find a place in i of I.. yes a core of self without an EGO to understand the Ego is just personality mutable @i….

    And yes.. it must be practiced in REAL LIFE TO BE REAL…

    Online life can be a pre-practice field..

    But REAL LIFE is only REAL LIFE..

    when REAL..when ego is either authored or illusory of only end to means…

    instead of only means to start….:)a now a now….

    Sadly some folks have relegated their souls to only an illusory life..
    i often find it in faceless avatars.. that show no soul….
    or smart phone minds that never look up to scream at screen!
    to once again..be FREE CONNECTING.. to life.. instead of machine!

  3. Very interesting and powerful piece – you build a beautiful contrast here.

    “A man stops believing in the gods that failed him
    A man forgets the gods who forgot him”

    Thanks for joining my prompt.

  4. a search has begun and definitely it will take the struggling soul to higher life…

  5. maybe there’s a little chance that his online and offline reality build bridges and give him a chance to escape loneliness…

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