No Comment

After the controversial presentation and ensuing debate,
everyone had comments to express, and so the exchanges,
the numerous critiques and counter-arguments, carried on
right up until bedtime, whereupon the commentators,
exhausted, finally called it a day and retired for the night.

Little did anyone suspect that, while they slept,
the comments would not cease, but on the contrary,
continue to battle with each other in a harsh war of words
which none could ultimately win, but only perish trying.

Thus it was that, upon awakening the next day, everyone
logged on to their devices to check the anticipated comments,
but discovered to their utter bewilderment that there were none —
not a single one had survived the fierce midnight engagements.

Instead, they only found the proverbial “blank slate”,
and although some were immediately tempted to deface
the newfound purity, they soon enough thought better of it.

Thus, no words of conflict and bitterness, no triumphalism
or one-upmanship, no accusations or threats were exchanged
that morning, and because it felt so good, such a relief
from the customary demands to be right at any cost,
everybody relaxed and discovered that they actually had
much more “free time” now to simply inhale, exhale,
and enjoy the remainder of their years which were,
after all, so swiftly passing by.




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: Essays on the Conscious Process: Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: Verses and ramblings on life as it is: Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: Verses on the Play of Consciousness: Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: Poems of the Mountain Hermit: Love Poems from The Book of Yes: Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: Thank You!
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