I hope everyone had a great St. Patrick’s Day this past Monday, and I wholeheartedly apologize for not wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday last week. To put it simply, I’ve been pretty caught up in things around here, especially in terms of working on my latest book. That being said, though, I’m back with yet another “Poem of the Week” this Sunday, and this week, I’ve got a composition that ties into last week’s post, Younger
Days. Without further ado, then, here’s Balance of Interest. Please enjoy!
Balance of Interest
March 13, 2014
A place for everything and everything in its place,
And then reality comes along and hits you in the face
And makes you witness something you’ve never known before
And you become so captivated that you want to know more,
So you investigate this thing that you’ve just discovered,
And as you do, there are some things you chance to uncover
That leave you either enlightened or just plain disturbed,
But regardless of whether you’re intrigued or perturbed,
You’ve got to be careful with the knowledge you’ve just gained,
For if you become too involved with it, you might go insane,
Keeping your mind so heavily preoccupied
That you can’t think straight or function otherwise.
This is especially true for the disturbing crap
Which could easily land a lot of trouble in your lap,
Particularly if it’s crap you’re not to know about—
Truths so dire and shocking that they make you want to make you shout
And scream in terror at the agony that you now know,
And if you can’t shake it off, you’ll soon be burdened with woe.
Then again, even good things can flood your mind
And distract you to the point where you’re soon left behind
In tending to whatever tasks you usually take care of,
All because of something new you’ve come to know and love,
Be it a new hobby or a form of media.
You just can’t believe the thoughts something new can feed ya.
Be careful, thus, of how you handle what you find
Outside your regular realm of things, friend of mine,
And understand how caught up you can be when you discover
Anything new to you—topic, hobby, or other.
All in moderation, for balance is the key.
Such is the lesson that’s meant for you and me.
Well, that should do it for this week. Thank you all once again for stopping by this week. Before I sign off for today, though, I’d like to give a special shout-out to my latest subscriber, TomLRoy. Thank you for the support sir.
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Dustin M. Weber