The Human Conundrum

by | Mar 25, 2021 | Philosophy

In the course of human history
Changes have emerged (*1)
A little this, a little that
Suddenly, dinner’s being served (*2)

Each meal, composed of servings
Chicken ‘n dumplings, or maybe fish
The fabric of ingredients
Eventually can’t be missed

A waistline overflowing
Destroying a pocket’s use (*3)
Clogged veins and arteries
Essentially, physical abuse . . .

Individually our actions
And the patterns thus sustained
Overtime, overtake us
‘Til our usefulness is strained

Now, if we take that pattern
To our culture, as a whole
Contemplating minutiae’ (*4)
Having changes on a roll

Reflecting on the collective
And changes that have occurred
How do we add or subtract?
To all the patterns we observe

Just as food can build, or not
A body filled with strength
Or, lending to our detriment
And reflecting death at length

Humans are but flesh bags
Providing Spirits space
Contribution to or drawing from
A passive – active place

However, I digress
To assume a different path
Missing here my point
With addition of the math

Changes come in THROUGH US
With acceptance . . . over time
What this points to then
Is the function of the mind

The mind is like a motor
Spirit is the fuel
Acceptance of, rejection to
Is our culture’s hidden tool

Then . . . actions carried forward
Based in what we think is true
Calcifies the social structure
It’s the ballast coming through (*5)

Ideas, myths, conjecture
Part and parcel of the whole
Creating group identity
Perhaps a hidden goal?

The comfort of our acceptance
Within a certain group
By proxy, without permission
Creates a segregated loop!

Judgment can be rampant
As identity takes it’s hold
Part of partnership within the fold

The ‘Being’ then within that
Observes a hidden truth
Our fundamental impact
And how emergence is the proof

Emergence of a culture
Or, society, as a whole
DNA dependent
Or, rather, each and every Soul

Belief, constraint and judgment
Has many jobs to do
Based on ego’s agendas
With our freedoms in a stew.



(*1) The word emerged and emergence has a great deal of significance in
terms of its relationship to how things have changed throughout time. If
you look back in history, at fashion for example, you see how the clothing
and beauty industries have helped to bring in and take out trends. So,
it’s through the introduction and proliferation of something new, with that
being generally accepted that causes change to ‘emerge’ or to create an
emergent change in what the collective of humanity is willing to accept.
That idea has broad implications, spanning laws, medicine, education, forms
of entertainment and redefining genders.

(*2) For the sake of giving rise to the idea that is attempted to be
brought forward, using dinner as a metaphor is a reach.

(*3) This image was not clear for my daughter, so I thought I’d expand
on it. With a waistline overhang, the tissue makes front pockets
disappear. Admittedly I’ve never seen that; but it creates a visual

(*4) Minutiae’: The small, seemingly inconsequential things.

(*5) The way ballast is being used is like the sand-bags that might be
used to hold an air balloon from floating off. The sand-bags are the
ballast holding the balloon down. Likewise, our collective willingness to
accept any given thing helps to create or calcify the credibility or
viability of the thing we’re holding in place by our willingness to accept

Linda Brady

Linda Brady

Grandma Linda is a squigily peg in a square hole. Her poetry is aimed at moving the world to love, unity and perfect margaritas. And after years of perfecting the art, she has the skill to paint a better world and make it so.

When she is not serving customers, gazing at rocks, or visiting her grandchildren Linda is writing poetry. And even during all the above activities she has been known to write still.

– Zackary (self proclaimed “Favorite Grandson”)