Wednesday, June 09, 2010

the realization


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He sat there off to the side..
listening...just listening
.......for 3 straight days
listening to endless opinions
to men and their ideas
their arguments..and outlooks
to their impassioned debates
to utter stupidity
time and time
again...

when his eyes suddenly lit up
as this realization crept up
his psyche like an army
of marching ants..
...and although he'd suspected it
all along
he was not really sure
...until now
it excited him
to no end
...and terrified him
all at once

He looked around and felt sorry for them..
.........and for himself
as he was destined to share this earth
with.....them
for he was now thoroughly convinced
that he....and he alone
was the only man on earth
........with common sense

But he knew that only inward
only inward...
...will he find his peace
for one cannot preach common sense
to those that have no receptors


so alas
he stood up
threw out his empty styrofoam cup
and continued on his lonely way...


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6 Comments:

Blogger Soul Comfort said...

i love this one.
i really feel it.

June 09, 2010 9:14 PM  
Anonymous chav said...

an epic autobiography
if ever i'd read one
:)

but..
..sigh.
:(

and the line at the end, it's so you.

very well done.

June 09, 2010 9:19 PM  
Blogger The Thinker said...

I'd think you should calm down on the periods?

Good stuff.

June 09, 2010 11:19 PM  
Blogger Mystery Woman said...

So...he believes that he's the only one with common sense. But, obviously, all the others out there also think they have plenty of it.
Are we making the assumption that he is right? Is he?

June 10, 2010 9:41 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Thanks...

Thinker..
Asking me that is akin to asking George Serat "If all those dots are necessary"

Welcome to my blog..
Could always use some thinkers.

Mystery..
It's irrelevant what others think.

June 10, 2010 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think we all have moments in life were thoughts like these hit us suddenly- but i think that sense of thrill and fear- as you put it- ussually fades a soon as it came :)

June 10, 2010 11:02 PM  

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