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By Tony DeLorger © 2011
Facile conclusions are made from lies,
too fast the wheels of thought skirt the edges of reality,
and deceive by assumption.
It is so easy to ignore the truth when it belies our wishes,
opposes our beliefs about ourselves, however ill-chosen.
After all conclusions are made from what we know,
not from what there is to know,
truth as illusive as our understanding of it.
We are ultimately vessels of ever expanding knowledge,
assimilating truths in flux, our perceptions in flux.
It is not unrealistic to discover a position of humility,
to regard arrogance as an ignorant spectre of will,
and to retire all ideas of understanding.
What we see in the end is truth mid-cycle,
unending and rolling in as the relentless waves of life.
The more knowledge we acquire,
the more we realise we do not know.
That is a conclusion worth its weight.