Building on Uneven Ground

We are builders –
constructing isolation
with fortified walls
imagining security
in separation.

We are battlers –
projecting foes
in outer forces
ignoring the dangers
of faulty foundations.

How warped are the stories
on which we lay our floors;
how misguided our efforts?

We need level ground
on which to erect stability,
a balanced understanding
cemented in commitment,

a universal, master plan
motivated by communal
accessibility, developed
with careful consideration.

Alas, we are consumers –
trusting the blueprints
of those whose architectural
designs are self-serving.

What price will we pay
for residing in a house
dangerously slanted
towards destruction?


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

10 thoughts on “Building on Uneven Ground”

  1. Very powerful. I stand in wonder on most days of teaching in a public school and am amazed how our children are able to withstand the foundations that they are given at the age of 10.

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      1. I am an optimist…so on day to day living, I often do see things that keeps me hopeful..but when I listen to politicians and those with power, sadly, I’m a little more skeptical.

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