Compliance… for good or self?
Compliance is a knee-jerk response,
an ingrained application
of societal prohibition and structure,
yet to what extend do I relent my own values,
to uphold some board of directors edict?
What is right for all,
is someone else’s perspective,
perhaps not mine; yet if I do not comply,
what awaits a mind of resistance,
to uphold the self, the nature of who we are?
Where do the roads cross,
and in what area do I become adverse to society,
my non-compliance the very root of evil,
the peripheral lambent of insurrection,
to be weeded out and snuffed from sight.
Should I not adhere to the greed and malice,
the judgement and vilification
of religions and peoples,
would I be the enemy, the pariah,
the zealot of non-profitable evil philosophy?
If I shall relent and join the masses,
in a global hatred and dissidence,
will I then claim favour within society,
praised for all my credit cards and consumerism,
my disdain and judgement like a pass key,
just to be like everyone else?
A hateful compliance is not my choice,
and it shall not rule my life,
nor by the abject failures of society,
whether it compromises me or not,
for it is not my belief
and the game will not be played.
Tony DeLorger © 2016