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Verisimilitude Versus Veracity
“We have done so much, for so long, with so little, now
we are qualified to do anything with nothing.”
Regardless of our pitiful need to attempt
control over chaos, we discover various guises
of antithesis at their duty stations reinforcing the
powerful parameters of personal white light within,
like capturing fireflies in a flesh Bell jar, like harnessing
lethal U235 within the molecular skein of lead;
The omnipresent yelping Yahweh,
the reigning monarch of our universe within,
the existence of opposing forces
that assist in maintaining its axial status,
much like those invisible gravitational
bands of energy that prevent Earth from
flying to pieces, & further allowing other planets
in our universe to coexist, to share the space
while creating orbits, tides, balance & order.
We may believe
that if we can inhabit the eternal
Now, we will
be free of
the antithetical, find peace with turbulence--but
what could be further from the truth?
Sure, we can manage living a lie
& actually be ignorant of its falseness,
but the jack-booted storm troopers
of spontaneous reckoning will march
into our sphere when least expected;
we cannot successfully reside in a vacuum
without a thorough understanding of the opposing
energies that allow it to happen.
We are taught to live our lives, not
toil in lethargic inactivity, spinning our appendages
statically in a home-grown quagmire.
Passion for living springs from need, fueled
by depletion, misfortune, depression &
misguidance as we seem to notice
that which is broken
as we are propelled by
still work, find
ourselves very attracted to
the sensual beauty of human form
while disregarding the darkness within its
heart, tend to honor the warriors who protect us
as we give less credibility to the pacifists among us that
advocate more peaceful paths; cursing at the complicated cloverleafs
that slow our volition, craving unrestricted spurts of speed
along sensuous straightaways.
Damn foolishness to some
is the breath of life to others;
for every tall person who feels superior
there are five more that just want to fit in;
deviate sexual behavior does not seem strange
to those who are drawn to it, seek it out;
listen to all voices in diverse Babel-tongues,
endeavoring to respect their views, but only
respond to those whose message resonates
with your own values.
Can there ever be
wisdom without ignorance,
beauty without ugliness,
hope without despair,
night without day,
clarity without distortion,
growth without sustenance,
joy without anguish,
happiness without pain.
actions without consequences?
Hell, no--of course not,
so get a grip, because
unsolicited shit happens,ready or not.
Posted over at dVerse Poets MTB
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