Music: Godsmack – “Whatever”
Location: Lenox Mall Food Court
Today has been pretty well non-stop. I grabbed a few minutes at lunch to get out of the office. I needed a break from the constant changes that seem to be happening. Leadership decisions. Process. Funding. Scope. Everything is in a constant state of flux. It’s maddening. But when I look up at the world around me, it’s the same thing. Chaos and change. Is there a lesson in it all? Those thoughts triggered me to write a poem.
The State of Things
I can’t fathom the sheer amount of change,
I find it all discombobulating and strange,
Is it just me or have things gone downhill?
Or are my perceptions of a mountain merely a molehill?
The world seems angrier than it used to be,
The deeper divisions between people are easy to see,
Peaceful protests are now riots of pure outrage,
Gender identity, LGBT rights, and racism take center stage,
Patriotism appears to be fading from country fast,
Calls for socialism from our youth are now on blast,
Feelings have become more important than fact,
People are now overly sensitive and overreact,
Social agendas are pushed in movies and news,
Political infighting and vitriol mean we all lose,
Common ground and courtesy are things of the past,
The changes between then and now seem awfully vast,
Maybe the world has always been this way, and I’m only just now noticing. Who knows. A little stability would be nice, that and a beach vacation.