What Will Be Will Be
The way we were lies imprinted upon our smokestacks
and townhouses; etched deep within the cornerstone
of our foundries and storefronts. A general feeling—of
what it meant to be…who we were. And yet, we’ve lost
so much of what was…forgotten so much of what it took
to become who we were. We’ve succumbed to the belief
that it is all simply ours for the asking. That which we want,
we shall have…if only we say it.
When did this miasma of insanity slip into our beings?
When did we become envenomed with the seeds–
of our destruction? How did it come to this…
this foolish notion of all is right when desire
outshines common sense, and when wild impulses
over-ride seasoned judgment. And yet…here we are.
It used to be said “Advice is what we ask for
when we realize—albeit for the first time—
that we really don’t know it all.” Now…
do we even know what advice is?
Would we seek it out, in the darkest of days,
or would we continue to believe
in our own omniscience,
and continue the downward spiral
into the destruction of civilization.
© December 2, 2010 CRF
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