What’s It About?

by | Aug 20, 2022 | Uncategorized

I guess Google could have answered
What I’d asked of you:
Secular Humanism, what’s that?
I haven’t got a clue

Eventually I went there
That is, Google, don’t you see?
To better understand
What you wrote to me

I’m clear that I don’t know
Like all of us, I guess
Lost inside our personal’ truths’
As ignorant as it gets

The width and breadth of belief
Has surfaced over time
From inside experience
Within this life of mine

Perhaps true for most of us
Extrapolation at the door
Experience leads to our conclusions
We do or don’t explore

My life, a simple journey
From first until the now
Am I affected by, or affect it?
If either, tell me how?

Perhaps a relativistic view
Excusing all my ‘sins’
Writing ‘activities’, as learning tools
Just letting knowledge in

Where does compassion enter
In an atheistic view
‘Securing’ life’s fulfillment
Is all we have to do? . . .

My life has been a treadmill
Looking in and viewing out
Observing or creating?
What’s it all about?

Is there life beyond this place?
Definitive answers don’t exist
I say, “We’re born to die”
Don’t get ‘them’ in a twist (*1)

I’ve traveled many pathways
And like everyone before
Collecting data on the roadway
Tryin’ to keep score

The life I’ve lived convinced me
There is something else at hand
Concluding it’s just energy
Within the expression of each man

A Barber and a Stylist
Not an executive or King
Cutting, curling, perming
Getting paid between

Fifty plus years’ experience
Touching every head
Wherein energy transfers
Provides the basis of what I’ve said

I’m right? I’m wrong? I don’t know
Conjecture is my strength
Providing meaning where it’s absent
Satisfied at length

An Empath is my claim
Absorbing what’s around
Turbulence and chaos
Moving in without a sound

An advocate of science not
Not in these current days
Narcissists seem fund it
Opportunists get their way

Quantum Physics born just yesterday
Atom smashing was the goal
Breaking it to its finite parts
Birthed the force or soul

The scientists or auditors
At long-last could not agree
Threatening verification. . .
Scientific veracity

Eventually conjecture ‘rose
Explaining what occurred
The bias upon entry
The suggestion seemed preferred

So, the energy of consciousness
With proclivities at hand
Helped to introduce the outcome
What they came to understand

Consciousness became a force
Proven in this way
But known, so very long ago
A theory now to stay

I say was known so long ago
As in the influence of the ‘said’
Witches, spells and language
An era that is dead

Legacy media in this current phase
Piped into every home
Spewing propaganda
Toward consciousness on loan

People watch and pay
From their comfort chairs
Innocent in their ignorance
Complicity is the ‘Bill of Fare’

Is this true? Is it not?
Conclusions and conjecture
Hidden within the Matrix?
Of nothing am I sure. .

8/19/22 #2
4:51 AM – 5:54 AM

(*1) Alluding to the expression “Don’t get your drawers in a twist!”

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”)