Thursday, August 19, 2010

Speak Louder

Contentment isn’t something you can simply wish to be
though chosen words can mask its errant seed
and such is the predicament that plagues humanity
we’ve learned to disregard each others need

by spouting milquetoast maxims that don’t mean a goddamned thing
while smiling because we think we’ve tried
oblivious to how a rote response can sorely sting
instead of warmly holding those who’ve cried.

4 comments:

Carrie Burtt said...

Bob the last line sums this message up so well. Being complacent is a huge problem in this world! Love this poem! :-)

rch said...

Thanks Carrie!

Dimps said...

Hello Bob,

"we’ve learned to disregard each others need" -- very true!
Nice words... & reality!

Regards,
Dimps

rch said...

thanks dimps