Relative Something

*this* John W. Hays' take on things and experiences


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what is going on
around here
this year
that makes any sense
discernible sense
to informed people
or last year
for that matter
last six years
last hundred years
ask the planet
how it’s going
don’t bother
it’s been telling us all along
but we don’t listen
or we do
but don’t respond
we muddle
word salads as art
successfully sprinkling love
on happy occasions
helping hands
in times of disastrous need
forgetting to follow the money
that is driving calamity
wrongheaded fears
and basic human shortcomings
weaving a fabric
deleterious to the very society
societies wish to preserve
to be anti anti-something or other
becoming a fashion statement
lacking logic
seeking a forest without the trees
assuming the sun is spinning around us
because it looks like it does
day after day
hateful behavior becoming acceptable
why not
it’s what’s been going on
around here



Written by johnwhays

September 4, 2022 at 9:17 am

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  1. Hmmm… yes, talked to a friend who expressed the same thing in different words. He was kind enough to buy me a meal just because we think the same way.. and was happy for that. So, indeed, what happened to ‘what if – thinking’ – how have we come to lose sight of the ‘promised land’… but reading between the lines, the vision is still there. Obama showed that the idea has traction and created a tremendous following with – we can! If only we could shake off the chains of our own thinking… in the long term! (you might have created a words on image version of this – I imagine your words on one with falling swirling leaves – of change. )

    Ian Rowcliffe

    September 5, 2022 at 8:18 am

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