Get Your Premium Membership

When the Dust Settles

Just beneath the surface We feel the unease There's a moment of awareness; it's cognitive dissonance It hard to acknowledge a personal disease So we scream loudly with our first emotional impulse We quickly shame the opinions that don't coincide It's easier to focus on the “privileged” Rather than discerning the truth about the realities in life Guilt becomes an overwhelming emotion Revealing our thoughts about the past We’re troubled by the thought of inequities All the while worshiping the wealth we've amassed When the dust begins to settle And the emotional fog begins to rise We see the damage done We rationalize We make a desperate attempt to change the topic By using an ambiguous point of view However, linguistics can be a problem When trying to ignore the bitter truth So when the emotions catch fire Take a deep breath, stop, and look around Lets come together and provide a solution There's no doubt were lost, but there's hope we can be found

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

A comment has not been posted for this poem. Encourage a poet by being the first to comment.