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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Mortal Conundrum


We set our clocks,
bind our throats,
and limit limitless.

The Universe holds countless truths,
but we force feed words
through a pen until divine
is housed in a narrow mind.

A star burns the sky
with the speed of light
while humans race
toward extinction
at the speed of denial.

The conundrum of mortal
is it can demonstrate unity
in a scientific lab spinning above gravity,
but bloodstain earth with death
over divergent philosophies.

©Susie Clevenger 2017

#NaPoWriMo2017




15 comments :

brudberg said...

The speed of denial... that's the fastest of all... love where the prompt took you.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

"A star burns the sky with the speed of light while humans race toward extinction at the speed of denial" .. sigh .. beautifully deep and thought-provoking!❤️

Buddah Moskowitz said...

The speed of denial is brilliant.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I, too, particularly like:
'while humans race
toward extinction
at the speed of denial.'

Martin Kloess said...

In this grand mystery, you might have touched it ("The speed of denial")

Patricia McGoldrick said...

So apt for these times!

Jim said...

I like your speed of denial. Seems as of late we have been seeing a lot of accusations to be denied.

Kerry O'Connor said...

but we force feed words
through a pen until divine
is housed in a narrow mind

Your commentary is so apt, Susie. Gives me a lot to think about.

grapeling said...

few forces in this world can hold a candle to denial ~

blueoran said...

Fools of time unleash the dogs of war, fer sure. We are gravity's skidmarks.

hedgewitch said...

All too depressingly true, Susie. Excellent close that sums up the inner questioner's perpetual why without actually saying it.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Nothing moves fastest towards destruction or slowest in the direction of sense like denial. Wonderfully said, Susie.

Frank Hubeny said...

I like the idea of how our words try to house the Divine in a narrow mind. Not that words are bad.

Rommy said...

Very well stated. Humanity can be so stupid even while being brilliant.

sreeja harikrishnan said...

A star burns the sky
with the speed of light
while humans race
toward extinction
at the speed of denial.....just loved these lines...so much to ponder...

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