When at university about 1970 I asked why conflict pervades our lives. After years I found the answer is simply the question of meaning I call "the last why" since it will never be answered. Still, we try and have tried to "fill the void" behind "Why am I?" in ways that conflict, since it was first asked by 'Eve'. Thus we've created our open-ended history of conflict we will soon close if we don't instead choose the "ideal reaction to the void".

In 2005 I decided to see if I was a fool for asking by seeking reaction to my analysis the only way an anonymous carpenter could, on this website. I first tried to attract visits with prose posts but changed to
poetry for reason in rhyme is memorable. I've had to advertise so I could be twice the fool but I remain undecided. Thanks for sharing. Doug.E.Barr  






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Our vertical Economy                                
We worship as if it's a god.                        
However, it is powerless,
A pipe that we should not applaud.
The power that it seems to have
Is what we give Economy,
Which we enable to decide
The life for us, what we can be.
The power that we give to it
Is generated as we try
To fill the void that is within,
We find when asking, "Why am I?"

Our tries to fill the void with cash
Sucks torrents of it out the top;
But as it flow down through us all
The money trickles to a stop.                
More money cannot fill the void.           
By trying to fulfill our need
We've formed a population 'cone'
Disintegrating by our greed.                  

Our vertical Economy
Will leave humanity undone.
We might survive if it is razed
To leave a horizontal one.
To be our servant not our god
Should be Economy's intent.
If we create it we will find
Economy will seem God sent.

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Reader Comments (1)

I love the last stanza.


Thanks for taking the time to comment. Doug.E.Barr

January 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVaska

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