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We Persevere In Ignorance

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John Yaws
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0 posted 06-06-2000 06:04 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

The trail is always downward-
From the time we are conceived.
Cynicism starts to grow-
When the first deceit’s believed.

And age begins it’s pursuit-
With the newborn’s wailing breath…
And will not slow, nor stay it’s hand,
Until we’re cold in Death.

As youth gives way to wrinkles-
And strength concedes to pain…
Like the desert’s blossom withers,
As it gasps for saving rain.

As the cultured seeks decadence-
And the lowly seek success-
And the worst can be expected,
Of the ones we laud the best.

Contradictions all around us-
Opposition on all sides…
Yet we persevere in ignorance,
Are consumed by foolish pride.


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Denise
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1 posted 06-06-2000 07:27 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I think it might be a case of 'ignorance is bliss', otherwise we might be too depressed to go on living. I am getting very well practiced at 'selective ignorance', the older I get. As always, a great piece of writing, John!

Denise
 
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