Intolerance Is Unjustified –
I came into a house to stay awhile
Where books are something in the way
And do not have a welcome.
Where there is only one way to season a chicken
And NOTHING else will do
Even if it is something only for you.
When watching old tele shows all day
Is perfectly okay
But to work on a computer is shameful they say.
Where to be on the internet is nothing
More than a toy
Wasting time and doing nothing but acting like a bore.
Where anything new or exciting that’s offered
Is met with disdain without any bother
As if they have seen everything there is
And nothing new is worth noting as important even if it is.
But where I’ve lived now I can honestly say,
Given intolerance, ignorance plenty of place for its way
That it maims and it stops the most delightful of opportunities
To share and create and to make days more worth living.
My new friends are bored so much of the time
But is it any surprise with the chains on their minds?
I had wished for them joy and happiness and peace
But now all I can think of is death and disease.
It’s truly a shame in a country so free
That people still settle for their own mediocrity
Then force that same vision on others that see
For lack of acceptance of what it is to be free.
- cricketdiane 12-31-2016