BrooksLooks @ One Life

One Life
Brooks Bradbury

there at the outset we’re missing the smarts
act less with our brains and more with our hearts
we don’t even know that we don’t even know
and the current of life continues to flow
carried along as the wild winds blow

are we only vigilant guardians of some fatal narrow view
who don’t even know that we haven’t a clue
and at the end of our live’s will we discover it’s true
that it was less about me and more about you

like bulls in life’s great china shop
always ready to fight
never know when to stop
oblivious to what’s right
addicted to the daily news

am I only the vigilant guardian of some narrow view
do I not even know that I haven’t a clue
at the end of my life will I discover it’s true
that it was less about me and more about you

are we leaping from one extreme to another
is our age nothing but over-reaction
padlocked ideas and polarized factions
narrowing views and distant blood brothers
and the fading age of our loving mothers

where are we as a nation, a city a town
as people and races
and parties astound
are we heading
toward consciousness
a new-age ethos to be
or are we only drifting about
in a wide open sea

will our species ever achieve
unconscious competence
will we truly believe
or will we squander our providence
lose the flight of the dove
with spirits diminished in the face of lost love

are you only the vigilant guardian of some narrow view
who doesn’t even know that you haven’t a clue
at the end of your life will you discover it’s true
that it was always less about you
you could have taken a wider view
it was always less about you
limited by your narrow view

© Copyright 2014 by Brooks Bradbury ǀ Brooks Looks

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