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Dreams 2022

Pipe Dreams
(4/29/2022)


in almost
60 years
of reading

watching

listening to

the news
reports

not much
has changed
in my
lifetime

oh
technology
has transformed
immensely

but the
human condition
is fairly much
the same

the humanitarians

the do-gooders
keep pressing
to improve life
for all

but they
are thwarted
on every front
by human
nature

the
Deadly Sins

they like
to think
that they are
making
progress

but they

we

really know
better

we have
all read
The Bible

The Koran

the various
other
religious
doctrines

same problems

differing solutions

same results

try
as we may

we can't
help
ourselves

most people
are simply
shits

even the
greatest saints
potentially
becoming sinners
when worldly
conditions
prevail

certainly
no one
advocates
to stop
advocating

but realistically
we are always
in real trouble

disagree?

just ask
the Ukrainians