Easy to sit in the easy chair of comfort,
Ears and eyes blind to woes of other lives.
Intake the facile gossip from neighbours,
Dismiss the world at large to disinterest.
Unmoved by the magnitude of madness,
A character concerned with only self-regard.
Passing judgement from the court of fireside,
Absent from any open-minded deliberations.
Ignorance is multinational and across all classes,
Narrow-minded opinions intrude on liberation.
Closed and fixed traditions depreciate humans,
Depressed and ridiculed in their daily existence.
Frail voices and lost flocks seek only to be found,
Clear direction offers a less fraught oppressive life.
Faux politicians engrossed by the frivolity of celebrity,
Must seek to respect individuals and educate change.
Enlightenment strives to cast knowledge far and wide,
Without wisdom the future remains depleted of hope.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 08/04/2015
Poets United Mid-Week Motif: Enlightenment..