Related Thoughts #1

These seem related.

If your first, unswervable reaction

When somebody hurts you

Is that they must have done it on purpose

You might want to avoid

Having relationships at all

= = = = =

If no amount of evidence

Can convince you that people are

Deliberately trying to hurt you

You might want to avoid

Having relationships at all

dearth day

for what we’ve lost…

we once beneath the sky were one and all
beyond the reach of time that river flowed

this office that i sit in once a hill
when our ancestors walked instead of rode

we creatures change the world as we exist
this is not new but has been ever true

for every gain much more is ever missed
we do not see the harm in what we do

alas, though, this is more than what we say
our cheap symbolic victories aside

we once beneath the sky were granted sway
and turned abusive groom
to our fair
bride

Loneliness, The Bully

Loneliness breeds desperation…

Loneliness breeds desperation
Separating heart from brain;
Everywhere… in every nation…
All the things we can’t explain –

Poor relationships, decisions?
Years I’ve watched, and have a hunch —
It is Loneliness, that bully
Knocks us down
And steals
Our lunch

Assumed

There’s what we know and what we just assume…

There’s what we know and what we just assume.
The first of these brings little strife or care;
The second? It will melt down people’s brain cells
When we find out that others really dare

To assume things quite different from what we do.
This cannot be abided, at all cost:
We strive to validate what there’s no proving
As honor, wisdom, love
Are all just
Lost

(… prompted  …)

The Age of Hubris

So, before you now you see
A strange part of history…

So, before you now you see
A strange part of history
That’s the era that we know
As the Age of Hubris

People fooled by politics
Vanity and parlor tricks
Turning on their neighbors while
Neighborhoods grow fruitless

Living thoughts of hate and blame
Charging others with the same
Idolizing people who
Flatter vanity

Science seen as deity
Thought homogeneity
Persons raised up to be gods
Pure
Insanity

(prompted)