Paradigms fall like bowling pins,
nudged gently by new winds of change,
and holding fast to past just
muddies the waters,
new ideas cast for future’s affray.
Tried and true, yet falling
seeks perspective’s vast array,
and what was dark and scary
may now save humanity from itself,
for ideals are impossible to uphold.
Watch the clouds burgeon, evolve,
and so do we in thoughts to solve
our fundamental problems,
until full-circle we in misery,
find simplicity by degree.
What communism rose in fear and dread,
democracy in corruption bled,
and what system will evolve
to find a balance,
a way to live beyond the ploys of selfish men.
Religion even worse,
a curse to all who understand,
what it commands in power and manipulations still,
causes to destroy and not to quell the wars,
for dogmas are blinded thoughts of ill.
At core we are flawed,
imperfection our most obvious state,
and we must evolve too, to elevate ourselves
find hearts to mediate,
the spiritual calling the only way to peace.
I am weary of hatred, wars and decimation,
beliefs so adhered the causation of ill,
when love is all we need
to supersede a dark and ugly past,
and give up everything that vilifies ourselves,
to live in peace.
Tony DeLorger © 2017
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