Ignorance is Overrated
Some people take to Facebook
In an effort to create
A safe and pleasant habitat
By unfriending those who wish debate.
But then still rile against a college chum
Who has not lost their winter weight.
We drone on about the weather
Far too often before we die.
And talk incessantly about our children
To those unfortunate to catch our eye.
But we fail to address substantive issues
And I have to question why?
No religion, politics or talk of sex
To free us from our doubt.
And avoiding issues that may offend
Seems the safer route.
But spotting the neighbor wearing spandex
Deserves a rapid shout.
No fossil fuel or global warming talk
To change us from our course.
And any attempt to grow our minds
Is met with dogged force.
As it is far better to speak of gardening tips
Which we more heartily endorse.
So we close our eyes and dim our ears
To the harder things in life.
And may indeed find sweet sanctuary
From unwanted social strife.
But rest assured we will have wasted much
In a desire to escape our neighbor's knife.
So we avoid such talk and play it safe
With our essence hidden from the fray.
But I have to tell... my greatest fear
That haunts and tasks me to this day.
Is when we stand before the gates of Heaven...
We will have nothing much to say.
*To those who may be interested. I will be posting my cartoon 'Bob's Your Uncle' on my homepage. A new one will appear every second day.
Copyright © David McHattie | Year Posted 2019
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