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Certain things vary everyday,
tides lap various portions of sandy gold
and land is illuminated and darkened
with clock like accuracy.
Like cammilions, hills and land
periodically display their transient colors
with no regard to its inhabitants
needs, preferences or even life.
Everyday change, insignificant,
expected and unshoking when it occurs,
no emotional distress or
even flickers of eye lids.
Those firecrackers of life, however,
sting with flaming relentless pain
as if being attached by legions of jelly fish
intent on wreaking havoc.
Like all wounds, the stings heal,
but not without hours upon hours
of termites gnawing on the brain,
infesting every thought with the jelly fish stings.
One asks, why must they experience firecrackers,
they didn't light the fuse,
why should they endure the relentless stings
And mind gouging termites?
Left or Right?
Crime, or right of choice disdained by others-
From different eyes, colors change and evils shift.
On the right stand pillars, stern, intrenched in dogma
drilled in from the crib, etched like the Grand Canyon.
In which evil is evil and good is good,
it is written, it is said and so it shall proceed-
What isn't broken in some eyes
doesn't require fixing-
Apposed, left winged donkeys flying
for an utopian dream
existing only in books fashioned by scholars,
where right is that which causes no harm,
choices aren't made illegal based on perspective
and not adversity.
As long as grey haired tablets
continue to decree antiquated perceptions,
no person, of any soil, con revel
in the exalted presence of true Liberty.
If ever there was an ambiguous word,
one which is entirely defined individually
it would be reality.
Where one person sees pleasure and serenity,
another sees blatant sin and sloth
and yet another is completely indifferent.
One hears the mention of god
and falls to his knees in obedient fear,
while someone else grimaces at the mindless dogma.
Viewing a santa figuring evokes
good memories for one
and rips through another with recollections of a
traumatic, life altering winter experience.
For everyone, different events and feelings
lead to a separate reality for all,
one's revulsion will always be another's pleasures.
How grand a thing it would be,
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express their feelings,
to engage their masters more stimulatingly.
Or, if the massive wooden giants
could express their disgust
at being mindlessly molested
and the possibility of extinction.
If the enormous blue beauties
of the vast oceans could just once inquire,
why must we be skewered and butchered
possibly out of existence?
For the only sentients, it's a trivial matter,
what can't communicate or think
is of no consequence to a breed
that only thinks of its own advancement.