Twilight

We walk lightly
Among the driven
Out of place
Out of step
Perceptibly
Standing in place

Weak
Simple
Amused by the banal

Ignoring
The trends
Unglued
From the screen
Unchained

We understand
Happiness
Is a lie
Certainly never found
In another
Who should ever carry that weight
Of selfishness

Joy
Is not an outcome
Of circumstance
But of perception
A firm grasp
Of the reality
Of the human experience
And the application of perseverance
To grow something
From the smallest of seeds

I am old, (but not real old) and have found that the requirement of a positive happenstance for happiness is a ruse mostly perpetuated by commercial advertising.

7 Comments

    1. I’m pretty sure there were a couple of “things” driving this one. Being older and enjoying very simple things, ignoring what pushed as “good” or “beautiful” or “popular” makes a person an outsider by choice. Some see this as a negative, but it is freeing. Also, I was just reflecting on some sad news that resonated through our family and friends. It happens, and we will all get through it. We always do.

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      1. “… Being older and enjoying very simple things, ignoring what pushed as “good” or “beautiful” or “popular” makes a person an outsider by choice.”
        It’s like you’re reading my thoughts lately Mark.

        Truly sorry about the sad news.
        Yes, unfortunately it happens! And yes, we do get through it. Resilience is one of our best attributes. Hugs.

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