Ingrained

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so much judgment
comes from the irrational
repetition of previously embedded
and deeply held beliefs
going back generations

someone else’s poison
muddying the innocence
brought into this world
rigidness taking the place of awe
the decent bits forced inwards

empathy doesn’t stand a chance
when surrounded by
and immersed in the viciousness
of long-held hate
and the fear of love

… it makes me sad for our world.

Ripples

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every
…share
…post
…spoken word
impacts

every
…disaster
…fortune
…coincidental encounter
impacts

every
…outcome
…decision
…plan
impacts

impacts
…heal
…hurt
…save
…devastate

Life is so random, so variable, so unpredictable. Yet we have the power to create so much consequence and meaning. We do this with little or no intention, or full-on conviction in our efforts to be a catalyst. Just being is powerful.

And usually, we have no idea that we were.

Rationale Defined

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when life throws
the consequences of living
in the path
of its inhabitants
a reaction ensues

what will it be…
compassion?
schadenfreude?
action?
indifference?

those who are gauche
spew an urge
to oppugn
with their splenetic
reaction

their attempts
to bifurcate
the attentive passersby
is thankfully
limited

attention garnered
by the few impressed
while the majority
dismiss them
as reason holds

… and the sensible go on

Chattel

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stolen, humiliated and broken
forced into servitude

this sinister practice
a crime against humanity

there is a shrewdness
to the condescension 

in their acts
to shackle their slaves

into bondage
and domination

there is no respect
no valuing of others

just utter greed
and vassalage

for the unfortunate
who are captured

we humans
are a sick race

to have intentions
like this

and being capable
of such disgusting acts

towards other
human beings

the rot in this world needs to end

Disrespect

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Inspired by Eugenia’s BrewNSpew Cafe Word/Expression of the week – 6/3/19 – Flippant

 

How
dare you
come at me
with this retort?
Inappropriate
levity will not stand!
Take your tongue-in-cheek elsewhere!
It’s frivolous and facetious.
How dare you? We have ladies present!
Now shoo, take your flippant remarks with you!