The more I know, the less I realize I know,
for life has secrets,
not all that obvious to passers by,
and those secrets are only revealed to those
able to accept them,
able to see beyond our conditioning,
and the illusions of society and expectations,
a reality of repression within which we all suffer.
Freedom is a misnomer, as is equality,
these expectations maligned
by the very nature of society,
its rules and our compliance a necessity of survival,
yet how much is our personal freedom challenged,
how much has society robbed us of our sanity,
the very freedom of thought and action
that make us who we are, define us?
We are consumers, we strive for possessions,
not because we need them, because it is our duty
to uphold commercialism,
debt and the slavery to a system
that can only benefit those at the top,
all others marginalised and grouped into manageable
collectives of religious, philosophical, political, racial,
and socio-economic classes that in their separation
keep the populous struggling, distracted and not of one power.
We are mushrooms,
and truth will never be ours to know and understand,
for society grew from those who created it,
thus structured and advantaging they alone,
the rest of us, allowed to survive as long as we comply,
fill that pyramid that in the end,
burgeons only at the top,
and we, at the base thankful for the crumbs we’ve fed.
Some thoughts for consideration.
Tony DeLorger © 2016