JWG's Grand Hodgepodge — Excuses & Preparing (2 poems)

Wherein JWG's curiosity never rests.

61. Excuses

Are told to keep the critics from talking
And to avoid Truth.

Thinking of reasons
To explain certain actions is not new.
We always expect stories.

Some of us listen and smile.
We hear the falsities that are not said.
There are times when we condone the words.

Why bother to refute what we hear
When we know another lie will be told
And, we, ourselves, will be accused of something?

Storytellers have to be
Believable, and trusted, when they speak
To be considered “honest”.

Cynics know better
Than to believe everything they hear.
They know from experience.

Thinking can only empower Truth
With no excuses.


62. Preparing

To rest after a busy day takes skill
When one is harried.

Thinking of comfort
Is “as restful as the actual act”;
That’s what we all like to think.

Thinking is no replacement
For the physical resting of muscles
Which require some inactivity.

Asking People if they like to sleep
Gets answers of envious yesses and
More often guffaws wondering why I ask.

I am curious, that’s all.
I, myself, have difficulty sleeping.
I like to rest with my eyes open.

I don’t consider
My brain to be a muscle that needs rest.
Alas, I admit I’m wrong.

The Sun sets
Each day offering us a chance to rest
For another Day.

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