Opinion Prison Blues

War of Words
better than
War of Worlds
“Too serious
to be laughed at”
“too dangerous to be.”

the best of both

Opinions turned to stone
is where the stoning began
flip-flopping the only road
to awakening of consciousness.

Got consciousness?
Get more!
Consciousness is a process
not an end-all
until the end.

Want End? Why?
What is so set in stone that
death is preferred over a flip-flop
of a cherished opinion?

How is even a life time of an opinion
more precious than life
with one precious moment of truth?

“Barter” pens poet Sara Teasdale,

Life has loveliness to sell,
All beautiful and splendid things,
Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
Soaring fire that sways and sings,
And children’s faces looking up
Holding wonder like a cup.

Life has loveliness to sell,
Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And for your spirit’s still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.
Spend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace
Count many a year of strife well lost,
And for a breath of ecstasy
Give all you have been, or could be.