Failing to Remember

Life, Philosophy, politics

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Yeah, some lowly politician is responsible for low oil prices run by greedy global conglomerates who use free trade zones to run roughshod over sovereign nations. Really, the companies care about whether they create jobs or not? Really? Give your head a shake. How those oil companies must be laughing at us in their grand scheme to create this ugly divisiveness of human hate. Shifting the blame to politicians who have no power over their business plans to rape the land until the last dollar.

That is the thing about human nature. We can choose to act one way or another.

This: disengaging your brain, falling for the rhetoric, remaining uneducated, seeing nothing but the surface and thus becoming an odious sheep, bleeding out your vile, shallow hate;

Or this: seeking the truth, looking behind the curtain to expose reality, sticking to the arduous ‘higher road’ in the face of fabricated deception, sticking to the “greater good” for you, your family, your community, your country.

Is this really what #rememberanceday is about? Is this the sum of the sacrifice our mothers and fathers?  Do you truly believe this is what they wanted for us?

Do you?

Choose…

Guarded

grief, Philosophy, poem, poetry, writing

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does Sol’s eye lay bare
truths buried, truths denied
truths fraught with razor wire
guarded on all sides by a
damaged juvenescence in
wont to stand aside during
adversity, calamity, injury, allowing
aged, seasoned, stinging trauma
rise to the skin, firing
nerve endings, twitching fingers
projecting fogged memories
in the skull, imprinting, again
again, hurt upon hurt

photo and poem © by DC Lessoway