Scorn

I see you, scorning souls that could be your mirror. Compassion flees me, so Sense must stand up and toil towards a future safe for fools.

Song Choice: Champion by Fall Out Boy

This poem was created in response to a prompt for Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: Writing Exercise I picked C for Compassion, and was amused with where my thoughts led me when I investigated that theme in tanka form.

28 comments:

  1. And so we must.
    (Brilliant write btw)
    Anna :o]

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  2. The lines "Sense must stand up and toil towards a future safe for fools" really strikes me. We need a lot of people toiling towards that future. I hope they all step up.

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  3. Sadly, those of us who are compassionate are considered as weak when in reality it is the other way around. Beautifully penned, Rommy❤️

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  4. I love this message – and your powerful Intention, which will use a different tool when the first one you thought of isn't working.

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    1. Yes. A person should be able to use all the tools available to them.

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  5. This is wonderful. The Intention in it, the future safe for fools. My grandmother always said that God protected fools and babies. Maybe it will be true for all of us fools.

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    1. Sometimes doing the right thing can bring out our more divine side.

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  6. Ah yes luv the task assigned to Sense

    SEASONS GREETINGS

    MUCH😇LOVE

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  7. A really interesting and sensible approach! Maybe a cure for some of the difficulties these days. Thanks much, k.

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  8. Yes, compassion works only to a certain point
    Definitely a sensible approach and beautiful tanka

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  9. Scorn is one of my least liked words but compassion is a great one!
    These words are so true:
    '...Sense must stand up and toil
    towards a future safe for fools'.

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  10. Very true, if we cannot stand up for something that is for the greater good then, its n use being a human.

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  11. Compassion seems to be lacking in this day and age, love the energy of your tanka ( a favorite form of mine.)

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    1. Thanks Helen. I've been experimenting a bit with tanka these days.

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  12. “...scorning souls that could be your mirror...”. Perfect!

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  13. Oh I do love the thought of a future safe for fools... we cannot help them all the time :-)

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    1. It is nice to think about, isn't it?

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  14. The things we would learn if we looked at people and realized how much they look like us... Your first and second line should be written in huge letters, where everyone could see them... to see if we can get lucky and each reader gets to the conclusion of your poem.

    Powerful. So powerful.

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    1. I think its difficult to look closely at those similarities and not come away unchanged. Even if there is still some hurt or anger at the other, you now know what you know.

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