Poems to Ponder

Our Current World: Doug Aldworth

On Chaos

 Chaos in the commons

That seems to be our way

Totalitarian or Socialist

They all have their say

 Blockades, impeachment

Civil war and the like

Think-tanks seek a solution

While workers go on strike


It’s almost always for more

More order, more wealth

More security, more health

Yet, nobody wants more chaos


However, that is what we get

In a living universe seeking stasis

Changing with a consistency

With a speed that outpaces


And we think

Big brain thoughts

With big brain ideas

Like, we are above it all


That part of ourselves

Reaching for the next meal

That is never satisfied

Intent on the next fad or ideal


Then there is comfort

Mammalian brain

Abhors the chaos

That brings an end to comfort


So, how much comfort

And who, in the end, bears the cost?

Where is the empathy and awareness?

For all the One’s sacrificed and lost


Are there any limits

In a world

Where the mere presence of food

Causes unabated hunger?


There is chaos

There are storms

Fires, earthquakes



There is evolution

Where an awakening

Of the conscious, thinking

Heart and brain happen


Born out of chaos

Capable of choice

Free to create

A different reality


Mismatched to what ancestry

Has demanded

A new form of survival

An unpretentious accounting


Consciousness born out of the chaos

That recognizes itself in the Other

Finally knowing with certainty

We are all in this together


Doug Aldworth Feb. 2020

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24.04 | 21:27

Hi Brenda,
I did some writing this last week.
Here is it. :)

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Hi Laurie, You will find The Choice on amazon.ca//

18.10 | 18:29

Thanks, Mike...so glad you found it here. I think it's remarkable. Holly's grandmother is one of my long and close friends; it was she who sent it.

18.10 | 17:38

Thanks for posting this. I heard it read from Abbey Theatre in their "Dear Ireland" and was hoping that I would find it on the web. I thought it stole the show.

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