The travesty of ignorance is a stain upon a soul,
when knowledge is proffered and outright refused,
and stubborn hearts for ego’s sake, lose
all sense of equity, eyes too blind to see
that truth stands not for versions,
but clarity and an honest soul to glean.
Who are we to contest truth,
to stand with greater knowledge:
a ruse of human desire,
and in clinging to our deluded self-importance,
we cannot grasp reality,
the causality of our fading dreams.
Pride is a mountainous wall,
an obstacle of monstrous proportions,
for we feed it daily, our expectations extreme,
holding onto unrealistic dreams of who we are,
and not recognizing our faults
the wisdom not yet deemed our own.
It is a travesty, a laughable play of ignorance,
to think for one moment in our blatant arrogance,
that we know more than life itself,
and in the stagnancy of our stoic stance,
we just relinquish all possibility
of gaining a sagacious mind.
Humility is the repose of wisdom,
accepting limitations and the need for learning,
and no matter to what degree
we know and understand ourselves and life,
we are still but a glimmer of our potential,
so any judgement is simply pointless.
Truth is so often a clothing we wear,
interchangeable and varied in form,
for we may not assimilate its uplifting,
just accept it as fashion, ready to change with trends
and to be accepted of ourselves,
when we are pretenders, choosing inaction.
The ego has no place in acquiring knowledge,
for it wants the kudos alone,
and humility has always been the way
to learn and change, exchange the skins of past
to greater self-awareness
and the humility in growing.
Tony DeLorger © 2018
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