NaPoWriMo 30 – Chickenshits

That what I call it, but you wouldn’t agree

But not that it matters cause you’ll never listen to me

But what I say isn’t as important as opening  your mind

Compared to whether you even listen, any agreement you might find


The biggest purveyors of this eye-covering, deafness of the ear

Are those that need to listen and even more than others to hear

Those would be politicians and religions up front

Who’s self-righteousness is most absolutely blunt


Are you so firm in your view of the world,

That nothing said by others could give any yield?

Is it that you are so firmly entrenched in your mind,

That any good from disparity you know you’ll not find?


Is it your resolution to be absolutely correct,

That a slight bit of doubt, may cause in your world a defect?

A flaw in your opinion, that which your group instills

because that outside view might cause fear and chills?


What a weak self-image you must contain,

To believe your world might collapse from distain

That a dangerous change in your rules and edicts,

Could result from just hearing any such clear defects


When did we become such big chickenshits

Afraid of conflicting knowledge, have a deathly fear of it

That we close the doors on any outside view

Because we’re scared of the damage it may do?


Our stateside politicians hold themselves in a bubble

Effectively blocking out any sign of trouble

Negating the truth by holding it away

And denying it’s existence in an offhand way


And nearly all religions that have set rules and guides

Claim old books and traditions behind which to hide

Chant their way past universal truth all around

And let it drop and stagnate while they pray on the ground


Open your discussion and give your rituals some light

Just because it’s outside doesn’t mean “Dark as night”

Stop cowering behind your rules or religious rights

And embrace the world in it’s very real lights


Barbara Blackcinder


About Barbara Blackcinder

I am a poet/writer with a need for words. There are so many out there that I haven't used yet. They define all reality and mine when you read those from me.
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