dreamers and desserts

so to stand under something is the only way to know it
together before hending
whatever that is

do you get it?
do you get me?
“consider the source and skip it”
one of grandma’s favorite sayings
pain leaves me in a state
the pace that slows-down and looks

we are taught to ask if our direction is worthy
mine never was so i don’t have that problem
i can see you and understand the need for meaning
but when the support is gone, will the self give itself credit?
see I’ve understood too many old people in wheelchairs
waiting for the day to pass
and i know what a smile does for the blank mind
will you find life in the joy of prosperity?
does love heal at the end of the day?

what has been done has been done
and i cringe at the infallible notion
belief that majority belief is fact
and i know there is more truth out there
than there is in our heads

because generations before us
were not of the best morality …
i do not question the decisions
only your right to decide all else is less

have been in circles for years
but see the center clearly
i get up at the beginning of the day
and fall upon the better pieces

give me better knowledge of your disdain
is not like i haven’t seen it repeated
so i study the need

never stopped me from having sympathy
for those who tow the rope
those who decide they were not lied-to
and trundle off into exponential designs of inaccurate concept

so i look on?
always … and it is not one life
one path being superior to another
because after all, that is what most do….

nope. do you ever smile at children
when silly wins the day?
that is what i do for most of the world
because who is to decide better ends?
i look at it all and bury my head back in a book
you know i do
absorbing other worlds because that will expand the view….

and when you are in a wheel chair
and i am in a wheel chair
and the entire world decides that life
is something we only had once upon a time …

i will ask you why you let them tell you to hate me
because i could never have been a better friend
a better human being to figure out why
i had to discern, you see ….. and part of you knows that
but do not worry
i don’t expect you or anyone else to understand

get me? every choice was reasoned
i give in other ways
know the hurt your designs
expect me to feel….
but do you get me because i GET every single moment of
exclusion ……….and invalidate every precept
so that i can still smile and let you think stupid is the one
who befriends those who use exclusion
to make them feel better about themselves

i understood that
from a mind better than my own
in a book read long ago……might have been Heidi
might have been Magic in the Alley
might have been the bible, God help us all….

so is not that i feel sorry for the
climbers (a better word? ambition is a slippery slope)
for all bent on making popular a decision
but i LET the confusion in all those minds weary me…..
and i look and absorb that which gives me heart
to balance outlook
to understand…

surprised that sometimes it is you
sometimes it’s you that gives me heart
a hending heart
that lets me know love is something we simply offer

to accept another is not necessary
for that other to accept themselves


(dedicated to all the kids in class who thought they were better than me — mostly had my childhood friend and cousin in mind while penning)


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