By Tony DeLorger © 2012
Who are we if not students of life,
the novice inductees scrambling for a front seat.
Yet so often are we oblivious to the blatant words of truth,
the evidence handed none too subtly to us in recompense,
for our frivolous, thoughtless actions.
Perhaps our arrogance is a chosen facade,
a pretentious denial of ineptitude,
and a pointed example of our disconnection with life,
our irreverent inner child and lack of respect,
for the miracle of life given.
Anyway, we are ignorant and indeed a novice
in all aspects of this, our creation.
We sit all enthused at the front of the class,
to accept experience and to acknowledge the pleasures granted us,
yet seek not to learn the lessons of our folly,
the path of our misunderstandings,
and the redemption necessary to grasp balance.
We are self-absorbed beings,
our vision based on how life affects us, good or bad,
all the time judging the process,
and rejecting the balance for the path of least resistance,
accepting blame as a justification.
We are the novices in life,
invariably below most forms of life
who live in peace and harmony within their world,
all the time without consideration, doubt
or any other manifestation of self-importance.
Humanity has a great deal to learn.
Human beings are the only creatures on earth that do not live within the natural balance, instead taking what we will, regardless of impact on our mother earth. So who in thinking is superior? Certainly not human beings.