What am I angry about today?
I appreciate your forwardness
But that would have been a good question, had I,
Like many others, taken refuge
In considering only one avenue of thought.
No, the question I choose to engage in
Is what shouldn’t I be angry about today?
‘Cause every day feels like a cleansing, having to dig deep,
Sifting through bags of dirt, trying to get to
That which I’m naturally drawn to.
How many have grown accustomed to garbage
To the point where the day-to-day
Has become a matter of finding
Which landfill shines the brightest?
Variety is the spice of life and yet I believe
There a too many cooks looking to touch the lining of the cookbook
It’s over-kill; I mean, look at all the ingredients cluttering the cabinets
Look at all these wannabes donning chef hats
Sprinkling all manner of seasonings in the kitchen;
Hoping their vision of the right taste sticks,
All this with little regard for the consequences.
They preach visions from their wet dreams
A near clinical state of delusion,
Claiming to hold answers on what’s best
For you, me, everyone and the greater good.
It’s a shame
That those who know what they are talking about
Meld like clay,
With those who wish to be part of the aforementioned.
Watch how they flinch when I share my own worldview
That if there’s a heaven, everyone will make their way to it.
Because I believe God makes no mistakes with his creations.
But no, they say, those who do bad will burn, they say,
Like seriously, are you that sick?
So sick that you’d seek catharsis from the smell of charred flesh.
I spend as much time talking about religion as I do
Tossing unlit molotovs at different riots. None.
I don’t judge you, so don’t judge me.
Do what works for you and let me do what works for me.
With the state of the world
It’s hard to know when you’ve got your hands on a sure thing
So excuse me for believing in a little more light,
Excuse me while I choose to believe in a world
With a better ending than the one transcribed.
– O.D. ©2019
Art by: Aenami
12 Replies to “//\\Burning//\\”
Yes I do believe the world needs more people that see the middle path between absolute evil or good. We all get to where we are going eventually.
You’re right Ramone. I think being open-minded about issues such as this is beneficial to everyone involved 🙂
Lol I mean, we’ll eventually find out what happens whether we’re ready or not, right?
we all figure it out eventually. some of us speed toward whatever it is and others creep slowly out of fear.
Right on. Why can’t we work to make this place better, a place we all know exists, instead of engaging in fantasies of an afterlife?
Do you think its to do with a natural longing for hope and the “perfect ending” found in humanity?
I’ve always thought people can believe what they want as long as they don’t get in my way lol
I believe you are correct. I think everything we are is right here and now.
The crazy thing is, many people are afraid to entertain such a thought. Which is fine, everyone can believe what they want. It just sucks when they insist that THEY are right, you know…
Exactly, avoid at all cost
There is so much wisdom and decency in your post.
Thank you Paul. I hope you are well 🙂
Yes Yes YES!!
Glad you like it! 🙂