Who could know the outcome of humanity’s path,
self-destruction the expected aftermath
of our narcissism,
yet potential marks our growth with hope
and in quandary we can only guess.
We disregard our environment,
take steps that threaten our own existence,
and still, in knowing that,
persist to glean our fill of earth’s riches,
despite our ability to reason.
What superficial creatures we are,
to place ourselves before other life, and the strife we create
becomes our investment,
value and equity a dismissed view of reality,
a profound leap of absurdity.
Denial is our model in life,
a trick of mind so easily adhered to,
the justification for our iterative paths of no return,
choosing to see what we will, despite the evidence
to the contrary, the truth indisputable.
How could it end you ask, not well
if change is as burdened as the air we breath,
for this road of narcissism can only have one consequence,
and if we do not face the errors of our ways,
that consequence is sealed.
Without change we face a count-down,
an ultimate price to pay for our arrogance and selfish lives,
disregarding our earth, each other
and pursuing superficial wealth and a security,
that in reality, never comes.
Humanity flounders in desperate need of purpose,
clutching at anything that fills the void of no self-realization,
dismissed for more mundane physical pursuits
that in the end give no security, just pain,
and as we flail in desperation, we vent our woes on others.
We are filled with potential,
yet cannot seem to find a worthy direction,
lost to base impulses and needs we believe
will give us contentment, but none do,
for peace comes from within.
We are living in an inevitable process
we ourselves created, through ignorance and arrogance,
attributing our great intellects to technologies we have made,
yet what good are they, when our souls are lost,
and peace is but a dream.
The physical is simply a plain of being, a tool of expression,
and who we are transcends all of it,
if only we would make peace with ourselves,
seek harmony not contention and live for what we have,
not what we feel necessary to be happy.
Tony DeLorger © 2018
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