Madness

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Madness

Difficult was it for me

To master the feelings of anger and resentment

That overtook my self-control

Whenever my sense of what’s right

Confronted the colossal stupidity

And premeditated ignorance

Of man’s egocentric nature

 

More difficult

Was the dealing with of behavioral patterns

Leading to the triggering of a rage

That invariably revealed its focus to be

A heartfelt, mirrored response

To my own inadequate and immature spiritual persona

 

For man is never more vulnerable

Than when at odds with his own shortcomings

And never more godlike

Than when he aspires to correct his generation

After removing the flaws in his own perceptions

Of what’s right and wrong

 

 

John Christopher

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Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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