We Call it Values

by | Mar 18, 2021 | Philosophy

“A good woman,” “a good man”
Words come easily to mind
Perception is reflected
And by our thoughts defined

The values we know as good
Are culturally ingrained
Someone with a house and car
And lifestyle well-maintained

Pretty is as pretty does
Yet with money overlooked
A dress code that’s acceptable
Even if a crook

A nation built on images
It’s the egos middle name
With media reinforcement
And a treadmill each sustain

Countries seen as poor
May be wealthier than we
Not distracted by consuming
As we all seem to be

We acquire, maintain, insure
Until it finally dawns
We’re prisoners to a lifestyle
Until our youth is gone

Dissatisfaction in the present
For the want of something more
Is an addiction such as cocaine
And in others would abhor

We’re blinded by the force of will
That encompasses our great land
Lost in consumerism
Things bring acceptance on demand


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”)