#Poem – How to Treat the Internet and Other Dubious Information Sources / 09.10.18

Embrace scepticism
Avoid nihilism
And cheerfully accept the fact that
Some lies, deception,
Misinformation, propaganda
And sensationalism
Are the price you must pay
For a near endless stream of information.

Some call this Post Truth
Fake News
But it’s really just Too Much Information
And like a great many pointless distractions
It wouldn’t mean a damn thing
If we didn’t take it all so very seriously.

Photo by Studio Incendo

#Poem – When You Don’t Wonder Anymore / 05.10.18

‘Ignorance is bliss’.
We hold this thing self-evident.

It goes some way,
To explain
Why childhood is so exhilarating
And yet the magic of it all
Seems to fade
With time, age.
And thousands of days.

Perhaps the autumn of your life
Is just that point
When you think you’ve seen it all.
When there’s no wonderment left
And nothing new under the sun.

Perhaps it would all come back to you
If you could only find something
To be young for again.

And perhaps if you look hard enough
You might somewhere find
A young soul
In an old body.

Still enthralled
By it all.

Photo by TheWanderingAmerican