Welcome! - to my A-Z Challenge 2020 where my theme is India in 26 Objects as I blog alphabetically through April.

Monday, 3 February 2020

Short sighted but clear eyed




My perspectives are closer to the ground –
lower than a bird, higher than a worm
just the everyday heights, nothing profound,
somewhere in between the long and short term.

Somewhat near confused, but still quite clear eyed
to recognise the truth at the first try,
and they know truth’s on which side of the divide,
even when it’s blurred, made up as a lie.

Don’t come to me with your spins on history.
I know what’s what, the lay of this land,
sharp enough still to see through your sophistry
however short my sight, and shaky my stand.

12 comments:

  1. Loud applause from another short sighted, shaky truth seeker.
    And please, can we leave spinning to the spiders, who do so with artistry and whose purpose is not deception.

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    1. So in agreement with leaving spinning to spiders! Tired of the deceptions.

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  2. Hari OM
    ...there has been so much 'spin' out in media land of late one is positively motion sick... fabulous verses as ever! YAM xx

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    1. Ya, about time we stopped for a breather at least!

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  3. Hi Nila - that's excellent ... so appropriate for today's age ... just too much - we need to live our own lives. Wonderful - cheers Hilary

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    1. Yup, left alone in peace I'd do exactly that...live my own life.

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  4. So apropos, especially today with the false proceedings trying to pass themselves off as fair and legit. It hurts too deeply the destruction that's going on right before our eyes.

    Hi, Nila!
    Happy 10 year anniversary. Can you believe it?

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    1. Hi Renee! So happy to see you here! Welcome back.

      On a political level it's awful what's going on in our respective worlds. But at a personal level - whoop! :)

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  5. easy to get dizzy from the spin. Stay clear eyed and blink slowly taking it all in. Stay true to your words. I know I keep writing this, but it helps to ground beliefs into words.

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    1. Agree that articulation and repetition of beliefs helps. Brings back the focus on the priorities. Thanks.

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  6. I echo what you say to Renee: 'On a political level it's awful what's going on in our respective worlds. But at a personal level - whoop! :)' There are some things going right for us! Great to see your WEP badges here!

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    1. I totally love my new badges - sumptuous! :)

      Politicians and their ghastly politics will come and go. Our personal milestones and 2020 will never happen again. So looking forward to the celebrations!

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