Q & A At the Local Tavern

There are billions of people spread out across the globe
at this moment, all enjoying the elegant confusion
and true delight of thoroughly not knowing.

Some live in cities, some in rural environments, but all
naturally celebrate one thing in common: ignorance.

After all, what would be the use of touring this realm
if we already knew all the answers — how boring!

The few of us who make a point to “question authority”
are not typically pleased with the answers we get,
but God’s in his heaven so let’s toast to that!

Certainly, most patrons would offer their own opinions
about this, that, or the other thing when approached
for a comment by our roving reporter on the street
who just dropped in for an ale and a shot.

Nevertheless, the seriously challenging questions
are often commonly avoided, it’s like a unanimous
conspiracy of silence — don’t ask, don’t tell —
unless you’re down at the local tavern.

There, everyone has their own customized interpretation
of how they ended up here and exactly where they’re going,
regardless if they happen to be officially affiliated by birth
with the indisputable church of “You Must Believe This
Because Our Mighty God Said It Was So”.

Even if it has been written in stone on the tribal holy menu,
everyone still fashions their own version, prioritizing
their intoxicants according to their vaguely blurry fantasy
of what was, is, and by some mysterious power will be.

It’s just the way we roll, or else the way we trip, stumble,
and then creatively conjure up some reason for falling.

It’s God’s design or natural selection, take your pick —
either will work when you’re on your fourth drink!

As for me, I’ll stick with my wine as I jot down the lines,
then post these non-rhymes for when you’ve got the time.


(Picture Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)


About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: http://www.pbase.com/1heart Essays on the Conscious Process: http://theconsciousprocess.wordpress.com/ Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: https://feelingtoinfinity.wordpress.com/ Verses and ramblings on life as it is: https://writingonwater934500566.wordpress.com/ Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: https://themindthatneverwas.wordpress.com/ Verses on the Play of Consciousness: https://onlydreaming187718380.wordpress.com/ Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: https://themysteriousexpanse.wordpress.com/ Poems of the Mountain Hermit: https://snowypathtonowhere.wordpress.com/ Love Poems from The Book of Yes: https://lovesight.wordpress.com/ Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: https://travelsindreamland.wordpress.com/ Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: https://freetransliterations.wordpress.com/ Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: https://westernmystics.wordpress.com/ Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: https://spiritguidesparrow.wordpress.com/ Thank You!
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