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by Venky

Beliefs – a tether that yokes one to notions of reality and absurdity

An invisible rope which binds man yet tricks him into an illusion that he is free;

Relations are soured, bonds are broken all at the altar of pseudo principles

Empathy stands eviscerated while common sense falls prey to petty squabbles

Left and Right are no longer innocuous geographical markers that direct and guide

Instead forming a cleave across both sides of which humans demonstrate and deride

No contrite.

wk 216 tether

(Word Count: 80)

Sammi Cox Weekend Prompt#216

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7 comments

crispina kemp July 4, 2021 - 5:17 pm

So true, and so well presented. Such is the shame in our world

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Venky July 8, 2021 - 10:27 pm

Thank you so very much!

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crispina kemp July 9, 2021 - 1:51 am

🙂

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Sunra Rainz July 5, 2021 - 5:26 am

An interesting point of view, well-put. I liked the first two lines especially and how you incorporated “tether.” 🙂

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Venky July 8, 2021 - 10:27 pm

Thanks Much!

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Bill July 13, 2021 - 1:29 am

Yikes, Venky. But I loved this line, “Empathy stands eviscerated while common sense falls prey to petty squabbles”.

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Venky July 17, 2021 - 6:25 pm

Thanks Much!

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