Fighting Instead of Living

Fighting instead of betterment…

Fighting Instead of Living...
Fighting Instead of Living…the lost paradigm

Too much is rarely said,
as if in fear of tomorrow we must be fed,
and greed has become the foundation
of how we deal with life,
always getting our fill for fear it will disappear
despite the abundance.

Has competition destroyed us,
kept us fighting one-another
instead of bettering ourselves,
instead of pursuits in the name of right,
not in spite of our neighbors,
to feel superior?

Instead of quantifying winners and losers,
perhaps it would be better to teach our children
to better themselves,
to become an asset to humanity,
not a rivalry by comparison,
or in judgement of state.

‘Dog eat dog’ is a heinous paradigm,
creating contention and superiority to find,
and the more we believe in such negativity,
so shall it rule our lives,
and doubt within us will rise to temper our wants,
to keep us fighting, instead of living.

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “Fighting Instead of Living

  • November 5, 2016 at 11:17 PM
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    Competition and fighting for first place can have a very negative influence on a child’s life, even on adults. Just look at the two candidates we have here for the presidential race. They spend more time fighting and picking on each other than they do in telling us what good they can do to better our country. I bet they were both raised in a highly competitive atmosphere. Very well stated piece, Tony.

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  • November 6, 2016 at 1:04 AM
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    Much appreciated Phyllis, yes humanity has always backed the wrong side, always striving against on another rather than self- improvement. Glad you related.

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