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Worry & Wonder

Posted on 2011.07.14 at 21:20
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Does not Dionysius seem to have made it sufficiently clear
That there can be nothing happy for the person who fears?

But were I to sit in his throne craned neck toward the sword
And spun a hundred eighty degrees making the ceiling the floor

The catbird would perch by my side upon my shoulder
And I would be in his seat looking down as beholder

This simple change of perspective rips the entire fable asunder
I now see the world not with fear but with wonder

Discard that which brings only darkness and strife
Turn your back on evil and and always choose life

For if worry and wonder are but a symbiotogram of each other
Which one's the daughter and which is the mother?

I seduced the Whore of Babylon to face and conquer shame
Suggesting wholly holy that you all do the same

You've never really learned if you've never tried and failed
You're simply a braying braggart who's yet to be unveiled

How do you justify having principles or even your own opinions?
Without experiences on which to base them you're just a societal minion

Keep in mind when you're in the catbird seat you're only a swivel away
From sitting under the Sword of Damocles for the truth works both ways

Attitude alone will save your soul from sins of your own creation
So cast off your blinders and power on your indulgent imagination

Worry and wonder though joined at the hip are fascinating juxtaposition
But you control which is on top through the power of empiricism and erudition!


michelle1963 at 2011-07-15 20:21 (UTC) (Link)
I've read the poem several times now. Fantastic! Every time. :-) Naturally, I totally agree with the philosophy.
ehowton at 2011-07-17 00:50 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you like it.
Missus Emm
missus_emm at 2011-08-08 17:12 (UTC) (Link)
Great poem! I think that anticipation of the unknown is a charming feeling and I enjoy the worry and wonder of big life-changing events. Of course, you'll be right in the thick of the whole move now, won't you?
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