Sadly, At The Top

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Another preachy devil, and a recurring theme of mine about people who might like to think that they are better than everyone else. I'm just an egalitarian type of guy - everyone has human dignity and gets credit for trying in this life - if they aren't whining and if they are doing their best. Nobody has the right to look down their noses at anyone for harmless opinions or superficial physical attributes. It's a hard enough world, and can't we all just get along and play nice?

Sadly, At The Top

Superior delusions are satisfyingly spent,
in judgment,

.............. .......,...though an ugly trend.
With clueless notions of egalitarian charm,
many pick at life,

............ condescend.
How sad, the disillusioned,
and how cynical their daily lot.
To see the world so clearly,
and to enjoy it, hardly one jot.
Their inner voice

......... smirking,
reality's their inside joke;
they grasp their truths so firmly,
but hold only an acrid smoke.
Why pursue the darkest downsides,
or sift words for the slightest slight;
weave evil from living difference,
...from enlightenment, leach all of its light ?
What good is clever suspicion
that most

..........  .....are dumb and blind:
That evidence of widespread ignorance
is plainly manifest to find ?
If the joy is to taunt the fact-less; and
esoteric high ground

...............  ....................has no point,
it seems the glory is in gilding the messenger,
for one's self to self-anoint.
But it is an empty task, judging the judgers.
Instead, as they cry and vilify,
let those sour wags feign their most cunning wit,
see happy lives,

.............. ................and wonder why.

by Steven P. Pody


Submitted: December 30, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Steven P. Pody. All rights reserved.

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Excellent...writing, content, delivery, insight and execution. Just. Excellent.

Wed, December 30th, 2020 7:36pm


Thank you very much for the comment. Am glad you appreciated it, and the work rewarded the time expended to read it. Hope you and yours, S.B., have a fine, healthy and happy new year. SPP

Wed, December 30th, 2020 1:07pm


This is so meaningful! !!Made me think.Bravo.

Thu, December 31st, 2020 6:07am


...From the original land of meaningful ! Thanks for reading, and I sincerely hope you have a wonderful New Year's. SPP

Thu, December 31st, 2020 11:51am