No Fucking Clue

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everyones pain is so very subjective
advice meant for me, is useless to you
living is hard for all to some degree
even the animals are not immune
life is unfair, that much is true
suffering is not distributed in equal measure
we can not know why or even agree
why I should get more or less pain than you
let’s stop pretending there is some easy method
for transforming our lives into endless pleasure
some work their arses off trying to be good
being kind and compassionate and learning to forgive
but it doesn’t guarantee their life will ever get better
others never make any effort to improve their lot
yet fate gives them a hand, brings their dreams to fruition
we can ponder philosophy and practice positivity
dance with religious doctrine and follow the rules
we can speculate all we want but we really have
no fucking clue
yet the human condition precludes us to look
for a reason to explain all this universal pain
because if we understand it, perhaps we can
find a way to prevent it or maybe a cure
unfortunately, I’m ashamed to say
there will always be those, who want to profit
from the misery of our sisters and brothers
they don’t care about others, just their own pockets
but likewise it is true, I’m pleased to say
there are many, who care so very much
they dedicate their lives to relieving suffering
administering their love to uplift another
this is perhaps our only true comfort
in a world filled with pain, with nowhere to dump it

 

Photo: Sylvain Reygaerts @ Unsplash

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