the capacity to care

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: March 24, 2013

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Submitted: March 24, 2013




idealism floods the mind of


mixed with the naïve passions

of a life just beginning to


great actions can be spun out of

honesty put into


hearts soar in the bliss of youth,

often unappreciated,

often burnt away so quick,

but there is a point that

Mr. McCartney dabbled upon in

“Live and Let Die,”

when a life turns like spoiled milk,

when somewhere along the way

the issues of the world,

the world itself outside the small


it no longer matters as it did once



just when does the capacity to care

begin to wither?

is it the onslaught of pressures that come on

increasingly quick?

the job, the house, the significant others

coming & going,

the kids that come,  the kids that go…

are these the things that make one

stop thinking about the world outside

their little bubble?

is this the world that makes one stop



are there any real reasons that make sense

when the capacity to care dies?

does the stress of one’s individual life

somehow make it alright

to be blind in the forest,

to see a blended, fading cloud of color

where there had once been



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