Stronger Than Love
By Nicole Matonis
Tangible? intangible?what’s it to me?
It seems that we’re getting too wrapped up in this whole technology thing
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Be alone, like a storm without a sun
Be alone, like how I feel when we are together
You need a sun for there to be a rainbow
But you don’t need me for there to be a connection
You’re already connected.
One bar, two bars, three bars
How many less bars for the tangible and intangible to kick in
To restore Our connection
Stronger than love is a poem by Nicole Matonis. It’s about how we focus more on the materials in life and the tangible, rather then social bonds or connections, that don’t require Wi-Fi. Her title in itself is like a paradox and the poem is an open poem with some rhymes. A Wi-Fi connection is stronger than connections like love these days is what she’s trying to say. Singing and dancing and the sun/storm meaning the intangible by the way they make you feel. The connection and bars meaning the tangible like your phone. So how many disconnections (less bars) from the Internet will we need to get our human bonds (love) back? She clearly uses an allusion when she says “sing and dance together and be joyous but let each one of you be alone ” From the Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. Only after technology stops taking control over our minds. ( ” Be alone like how I feel when we are together.” ).