There’s so much to ignore these days. It’s hard to find
Anything worth consuming. I’ve no appetite
For the horror and suffering. Sick I become
At the sight of it all. I must get away from
Any news that echoes the continuing plight
Of the evacuated soul of humankind.
So can I just ignore it all and find a place
That feels good and remain there? Can I feel my way
Around life and avoid its extreme bitterness?
It may seem that about life I couldn’t care less.
I simply don’t want my consciousness to decay.
I’m ashamed to be a part of the human race.
I can ignore it all long enough to get to
Where I need to be which is in tune with the whole
Of who I am then I am prepared to give my
Undivided attention to life. If I try
To engage things over which I have no control
There will be no effectiveness in what I do.
When I’m tuned in, tapped in, and turned on I’m aligned
With the whole of who I am. I see everything
With more clarity. I create reality
And within it I can be the best I can be.
I can give attention to what makes my heart sing
And be thankful for any contentment I find.