Real World 

Adan martinakis-4  Real World

While living in our real worlds might be

philosophically correct, true to our core and

all of that, we might eventually find it

to be a little too quiet and insular in there.

We may  find our shells cracking.

~

Yes, it’s nice to surround ourselves

in all those truths, sitting in all that wisdom

of hard lessons learned, lives lived, 

and never agains.

But that wall around us will grow tall

until we can’t see over it anymore,

And one day realize everyone is over

there and we’re not.

Insularity comes with its own set

of consequences.

Grandiose emanations notwithstanding, 

We are only indulging in a

conspicuous consumption of

private sprawling and eventual crumbling.

Outside, daily doings will continue to bristle

all around us.

Sad to say, but in the end it could be determined,

If we are going to be in this world,

We’ll have to be of this world,

Real or not.

©  DiAnne Ebejer

image by Adam Martinakis via Twisted Sifter

 

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About DiAnne Ebejer

I am retired and live on the East coast of Florida where I spend much of my time reading, playing with photography and trying to write some "poetry and then some" at dianneebejer.wordpress.com. I care deeply about many things and wish there was much more love and compassion in this world today. I also have a part time blog "Thought You Might Like This" diannesthingsat.wordpress.com used for special projects and occasional things of interest
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3 Responses to Real World 

  1. tolbert says:

    the truth, laid bare, naked and reeling with questions and expectations…you have described it so well DiAnne…I always love your words.

    Like

  2. tolbert says:

    …and i meant to mention the image…your words and the image by Adam Martinakis are a beautiful compliment one to the other…

    Liked by 1 person

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