Because The View is Worth the Effort...

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    Because The View is Worth the Effort...

    I saw a bird today

    Trying to fight gravity

    To make it up a few feet

    To rest...

    And I thought to myself:

    How do they measure

    The distances they fly?

    Not by feet or miles,

    Those are things of Man,

    But how?

    What do they say to themselves

    On those long journeys?

    "Just a little while longer"?

    "We're almost there"?...

    How?

     

    We spend so much time

    And effort

    Trying to create so much space

    From point A to B

    In such little time,

    Do we ever stop to rest?

    Do we ever look and see?

    That possibly all we're doing

    Is a waste of time

    Because sooner or later

    Our time runs out

    And we have no idea where we're going after?

    Yes, some people create moments,

    Splashes of time,

    That pervade the mind

    And we all remember them for it...

    But the rest of us?

    What are we leaving behind

    For the world to find

    Other than “They were here

    At some point,

    But they didn’t do anything

    Worthwhile…”?

    How many of us will be remembered?

    In a 100 years, we’ll be nothing

    But a number…

    A census.

    We will be grouped with the thousands

    Of others who didn’t have the courage

    To fight gravity…

    Those who didn’t have a voice,

    Or if they did, didn’t use it,

    And we will be bodies

    In the ground

    And people will say

    “Rest in Peace”…

    But where is the peace?

    Where do we go after this life?

    We’re caught up in the Technology

    That allows each moment to become

    Permanent…

    That whatever we say

    Or do

    Is there for the world to see…

    And what’s the point of that?

    Who cares what kind of shoes,

    Pants,

    Dress,

    Underwear you wore today…

    I don’t want to know…

    I don’t want to see it…

    Now guaranteed no one will care

    What I think.

    They’ll see this little bit,

    Read just for the hell of it,

    And move on after the first few words or so…

    Who cares about a bird?

    … We only see what we think is important…

    We only care about what’s relevant to us…

    “So what?” They’ll say…

    I’ll post this on Facebook,

    And everyone will overlook it,

    Because they’re too busy,

    To stop and rest,

    And wonder

    About a simple thing as a birds flight

    When they could see

    Girls fight,

    Send tweets,

    And retweet,

    And poke,

    And prod at each other

    Behind a mask filled with little lights

    That gives you a bigger picture…

     

    To be one of those lights…

     

    Yes, the world is cruel,

    And I’ll be glad to leave,

    One day,

    After I know I’ve left something

    Meaningful.

    Not for the fame of it,

    But for people to think,

    To ponder the question:

    “Why do birds fly, when they can walk?”

     

    Because the view is worth the effort…

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    Ming commented on Because The View is Worth the Effort...

    01-17-2017

    Another good one. . I love your imagination, and inquisitiveness. Keep questioning the universe .. -Much Peace

    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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