Reason - some thoughts

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Reason

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Within reason I rest my troubled mind,

yet reason by nature alludes to possibility,

that which I forge into the dark cast of shadow,

my imagination like a tethered beast.

Reason is a double-edged blade,

the means of deduction,

and manipulating nightmares,

a tool of justification and the rest of laurels.

The capacity of reason is less important

than what we do with it,

in our pursuit of meaning,

our never-ending attribution of purpose.

As a means to an end, reason is a platitude,

a trite validation of a perceived truth,

the inner manipulation of which

makes it of no significance.

Reason is our process of semblance,

gathered from obvious possibility,

to determine action and outcome.

Yet within us is the trickery of a demon,

always weaving, imbibing pretence

and guiding will to predicted endings,

all with the delusion of intellect.

Reason is our saviour, and our downfall,

in one neat, saleable package.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

We are our own worst enemy. Thanks for commenting raciniwa.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

yeah, the mind if untethered could be dangerous...

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