What Awaits

I still try to laugh, sometimes

But it’s getting harder the more

My eyes peel back to understanding

The way we cradle and coddle ourselves

With what we want to be real, to believe

Because the truth is revolting, condemning

To us, continually, as we defile the only

Love that matters, with our love for self

All the nonsense we embrace to define

And justify ourselves before a hollow

Empty version of nothing, that leads only

To more of the nothing that lies, writhing

In the final, permanent separation that awaits

Those who stand righteous in their own eyes

50 comments

  1. It really is all about what’s REALLY important. We are bombarded with the notion that self-love is the end-all, be-all… I have found the more important thing is to give love to others, and the more I outflow the love, the more love flows in, so to speak. Self-love, and I know this goes against mainstream thought, is shallow and will never satisfy.

    Excellent piece which has started a whole internal discussion within myself… this is one I’ll be reading over and over.

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  2. Perfectly put, River. Humans are very good at pulling the wool over our eyes and making ourselves the centre of our world. ‘All the nonsense we embrace to define
    And justify ourselves before a hollow
    Empty version of nothing’.
    So very true. Well said.

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