TOO OFTEN

 

TOO OFTEN

 

Too often, there are deaths.

Too often, there are murders.

Too often, we stop and stare.

Too often, people look away.

Sad, but true.

Human nature possesses an evil side,

which tempts us each day.

Its flipside offers us a way to achieve

purer thoughts and good deeds.

Which path will lead to a better world?

Too often, we make the wrong choice.

LET THE GOOD SIDE ROAR

Too often there are deaths.

Too often there are murders.

Too often people look away.

Too often we stop and stare.

Stop and stare,

but do nothing to help.

Sad, but true.

Human nature has its rough side.

But is also has its good side.

Let the good side out.

PERSEVERANCE

Perseverance

We trudge along in our hard lives.

Suffer through illnesses and deaths.

But we still carry on.

Why?

Why does this flower continue

to hold its head up high?

Hope.

It hopes for warmer days ahead.

We hope for better times.

Hope keeps us alive and warm.

We must never give up on hope.

CURIOSITY KILLS MORE THAN THE CAT

What’s on the other side?

Strange sounds are emanating

from the thick blanket of trees.

You can only see darkness and

the slight rustling of leaves.

You know you want to cross the bridge.

So you begin the shaky walk across.

The bridge sways with each footstep.

Should you continue?

You hesitate but you move forward

step by halting step.

You reach the other side.

There’s a loud crashing sound behind you.

You quickly turn to see the bridge

falling into the water below.

Now you are on the other side looking back.

You know you want to go back.

But it’s too late.

Human nature might have dictated your wants

but the bridge has dictated your reality.

HUMAN NATURE

exercicesdestyles:

photo todd eberle
the palace of itamaraty, brasilia
oscar niemeyer, 1970

Why make something simple

as stairs into a complicated statue?

Why create a staircase with twenty steps

when it only requires four steps?

As human beings we love to complicate

everything around us.

We search for the complex solution when

the simple answer is staring us right in the face.

Simple can be just as elegant and rewarding.