The Loss of Simple

We know that life’s not easy —
It really never was —
And everything that happens has
A reason, a because —

But there is wisdom we have lost
Amid the noise and clutter
Of all we build, and then dismantle,
Each destruction, utter —

Which are the simple guiding things
Like decency, and honor:
These things we choke away with weeds 
That just grow ever stronger —

But to be decent, we must give
To others their due portion,
And to have honor, we must face
The world without distortion

But these, I fear, we will not find.
I guess it’s not surprising:
The loss of simple leading to
Our great


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