Sunday, May 26, 2013

What’s Your Answer?

What’s Your Answer?


Do events, happenings,
facts emerge in clusters?
The poet’s poet—
William Carlos Williams—
said, “No ideas but in things.”
Sorry, my imagist model,
breaker of your own rule,
this strain requires ideas.
How much of our
seeing connections,
claiming coincidences,
is nothing more than
selective perception,
eyes simply peeled away?
How much of acceptance
of a truth so labeled is
little more than fashion?
How much of change
is mere novelty?
How often has deliverance
been banned, later to be
seen as revelation?
What is going on today?
Where did it come from?
What does it, O,
what does it mean?
Did God promise there’d
never be another flood,
or was that just the writer’s
happy ending?

To Ponder

            1.   Sometimes it seems we answer, or try to answer, big
                  questions on the run.

            2.   Perhaps we’ve tried to answer, or at least fathom the
                  Issues, earlier, without satisfaction that we’ve done them justice.

            3.   But the time comes when the question is right for us and
                  we best not look the other way.

            4.   Face-to-face, some questions seem unanswerable after
                  pondering, and there’s no shame in moving on. Mystery
                  must be given its due.

            5.   Amazingly, clarity often comes when we’ve reached
                  conclusions on flimsy information, and we later turn out
                  seemingly prescient!

            6.   Declaring your conclusions, whether they turn out right
                  or not helps make you a more known entity to people.
                  It’s good to be known.

            7.   Drum your beat to different marchers!.

© 2013 Allan Cox, Allan Cox & Associates Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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