An Epithet In History

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I am disillusioned and disheartened by the passing of each day. The more I listen, and the more I see how we are descending into the bottomless pit of despair and deprivation, the more I find myself believing that life is not worth the effort or the struggle. For what is the worth of man, if not his truth and his dream?

AN EPITHET IN HISTORY

By Al Garcia

I am disillusioned and disheartened by the passing of each day.  The more I listen, and the more I see how we are descending into the bottomless pit of despair and deprivation, the more I find myself believing that life is not worth the effort or the struggle.  For what is the worth of man, if not his truth and his dream?

And in my America today, there is no truth.  There are no dreams.  Just a conspiracy of lies, of deceit and of deception, all stroking the pale face of death, and echoing the muted voice of a dying creation of the human mind and heart.

And in the end, there will be nothing, but dried up remnants of what used to be, and of what could have been.  And nothing of me, or of what I said or did.

And, somewhere in time, America’s epithet will simply read: “They hated and mistrusted everything and everyone, even themselves.  And in the end, their imprudent passion consumed their compassion.” 

 


Submitted: November 14, 2021

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moa rider

Yes Al, the only certainty is change, and for a long time, the change hasn't been for the better. In this world there are sayers and doers, and it is the doers that get on with the job. The sayers achieve little, but the population listens to them, and they too become sayers. Usianguke

Sun, November 14th, 2021 9:12pm

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Thanks for your comment. Appreciate it. This was just one of my Sunday morning thoughts I had today.

Sun, November 14th, 2021 2:31pm

olive tree

"A sad thing it is not to have friends.
But sadder still is not to have enemies for, if you have no enemies, it means you have:
No talent to overshadow,
No goods to be coveted,
No character that impresses
Nor valour feared,
No honour to whisper of
Nor any good thing to be envied for"
José Martí (1853-1895)

Mon, November 15th, 2021 8:36am

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Thanks for your words (and Marti's) of inspiration.

Mon, November 15th, 2021 6:51am

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