Friday, December 4, 2009

Wasteland

This poem has been taken down for submission to a publication. Apologies for the inconvenience.

6 comments:

Dorkmaster Flek said...

I think it's not only okay, but necessary for our sanity. We just have to be careful not to let it consume us. :P

dogimo said...

That poem is excellent. Splendid and unpleasant.

Thought is where everything else is born. Action yes, but also and especially will. Hate left free to breed will breed, evil streaks let loose to run will sicken thoughts they prey upon. BUT you can't break yourself up over some of the minor atrocities you simply must work out some place. Better in your mind than in your world!

Jerry said...

It depends on whom you hate. I think it is incumbent upon us to hate those who do real evil in the world. And we seek justice through the authorities that be. If the authority of the land refuses to administer justice, then that government has failed in its role to secure the rights of life, liberty and property of the people. Scotland would be one recent example of this failure.


By the way, have you read T. S. Eliot's Wasteland? A little different subject, of course.

Claudia said...

I think it's good not to say things out loud, and not only that I think we shouldn't let negativity take over our thoughts, even if they're not said out loud.

I find once you start thinking even a little negatively it's easy to slip completely into a negative attitude, which doesn't really do anything for yourself or anyone around you. :)

Mary said...

Yeah... I don't know. I consider myself generally a good person however of course I think bad thoughts about certain people that I would probably never say out loud... Like you, I fantasize about telling people off, but depending on who the person is I probably would feel terrible about it after. I think everyone has judgements or mean spirited thoughts sometimes, but if you can hold it in it's for the best unless it's really called for to speak up.

By the way, thank you for your hospitality on Saturday. I really hope we didn't leave the kitchen too huge of a mess!! And I'll have to stop by to get Johnny's house as I'm sure you don't want that in your possession haha. And oh man... I so did not feel good yesterday. But had a super awesome time!!

G said...

The buddhists have an eightfold tenet. The first four are: right intention, right view, right speech and right action. Because your thoughts shape your intentions, and in turn your actions, we should learn how to have self control, and this is not only an external thing. It starts with modifying the way we think, then eventually it becomes the way we live.