it’s too easy to build a mental wall
a barrier to all things big and small
when we get carried away with ideology
and the politics of the day
communication is cornered by fear
when a person believes everything they hear
tossing logic aside to build a mental wall
has been many a man and woman’s downfall
a wall keeps knowledge out
leaving the builder with doubt
about what is right or wrong
and what’s weak and what’s strong
so don’t burden your brain
with barriers that could drive you insane
Why is there always one clown in a crowd who asks people witnessing an entertaining, strange, or scary event, “Did you see that?“
Why do some men and women wear pants so tight they rip if they bend over? And, for God’s sake, why are so many of them huge?
Why would anyone buy a wristwatch that just tells the time?
Why do some Evangelical Christians today get to pick and choose which of the 10 Commandments to follow?
Why does America have more people in prisons than any of the other top industrial nations in the world?
Why don’t train boxcars only carry boxes?
Why are you taking the time to read these silly questions?
c’mon, let’s be real
who cares about trivial facts
that are supposed to be a big deal?
a Hollywood star has a baby
whose name fans say is crazy
the royal family visited a park
and the children thought it a lark
the latest study found
that marmots are proud
the trending activity
or political memes
with hateful themes?
Who cares what others do?
As long as they don’t hurt you?
or ruin your day
and take something away?
who cares about others
unless their brothers or mothers?
who cares about anything at all
however big and however small?
like a bloodhound on a safari of scents
I relentlessly stalk each moment of the day
searching for something new to say
I let my animal instincts lead the way
when seeking story’s to share each day
eagerly searching for mysteries
and histories to proudly display
I hope my hunt for knowledge
all these days, never goes away
surrounded by rows of books
silent sentinel’s guarding knowledge
in an unnamed public library or college
a lust for learning leads the seeker
who seeks to satisfy
who seeks to clarify
the documented knowledge of the ages
immerging as they read more pages
lost in the library