TIME TO SLOW DOWN

When the world moves forward
Faster than ordinary lives are used to

Anger may grow – with people starting to look for someone or something to blame –

That’s the nature of the world –
Which just keeps on turning

One day America is 80% white
And then, a few years later, 49% –
Who’s to blame?

One day the world sings along with Perry Como
And then, a few years later, is “down” with black rapper syncopation –
What’s the remedy?

Getting angry does no good – since, in that case, one only ends up hating oneself –
Getting stupid doesn’t work either.

When change is too massive –
People sometimes call on a clown king to enter the world’s arena –
And wreck everything in sight.

Eventually, calm returns and the broken pottery gets swept up –
The clown king turning back into its constituent rotten vegetables – and disappearing –
Life returning to normal.

I worry most when the world begins moving too fast
For regular human beings to keep up –

Perhaps, now, it might be good to slow things down –
Just a bit.

 

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TOO SPOILED TO CHANGE

We believe we’re okay, even though we’re not –
And know we’re not.
We’re committed to this belief because we’re too spoiled to change
And, up until now, have always been able to “get away with it.”

In the distant past, God sent a few select people into the world
Repeatedly attempting to teach human beings they really need to change –
But, rather than changing, they changed the message instead –
And then buried it – upside-down – inside magnificent stone structures.

Now, however, it’s gotten to the point
That, as a species, we face the threat of going extinct – by
Inadvertently tearing ourselves to pieces (in the old tried and true “male” way),
Along with altering the climate of our beautiful, still largely paradisiacal world –

Unless we completely change:

From human animals to human beings –
From false selves to true selves.

That’s why we need the purest girl in the world more than ever
To make an appearance here on earth (life’s only “known” home in the universe) –
Because our ancient spiritual models have gone stale
And no longer work in the way we need today.

IT’S THE SAME OLD STORY

It’s the same old story –

We need to change –
But change requires internal freedom –
So, instead, we make a futile attempt to change ourselves
By changing others.

But this never works.

So,
Since we can’t change in that way –
Or find the guilty party because the “crime” was committed so long ago –
We believe we might one day be saved –
By somebody else.

It’s the same old story –

We’ve lost all true meaning in our lives –
Can’t find it – even under our fingernails –
Nor can we buy it, join it,
Drive it,
Or even, marry it.

We believe,
If we ever encounter true meaning,
Face to face,
Our ego might suddenly “blow up” and disappear forever –

So, instead, we postpone any true meaning –
And try, for awhile,
To get along without it.