Saturday, October 12, 2013

Conflict of Traditions - by Bob Atkinson

Conflict of Traditions
(c)2013 Bob Atkinson

"... handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice ..."

here in our post-modern time
we settle down to action
which calms our inner feelings
or produces flames of passion

some live their lives quite positive
some dog the rest of us
some salivate at inflicting pain
some push us toward a cause

in history have periods gone
to producing future culture
amalgamation of learned thought
congealed to give us wonder

now we've seen those sensitive
to what seems so obscure
ignore those attributes
demanded by good principle

they postulate argument
to advance a wanton side
of deliberation in due course
or merely arrogance of pride

me, I reflect those deeds
as biology run amok
total disregard for that
which advances our best stuff

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