Action Makes Progress: A Thing of Blood & Tears

Turning around

and walking

past the times and accomplishments

of the present

and back into the murky already-occurred.

.

I regret

You regret

They regret

 .

Even if

I

You

& They

could walk back

into what has already occurred,

would our meddling help?

.

By stopping past

bad happenings,

epiphanies

and deaths,

would we really stop them?

Or would they just continue

in larger and quieter massacres?

.

I, You & They

We all wish to stop them.

Every death is like a gunshot.

But each gunshot bleeds onto the blank sheet

that had previously been considered

not in dire need of remedy.

This brings awareness.

.

It would be better-

It would be good-

It would be fantastic-

If little ripples of goodwill

made an affect on the larger mind,

but sadly,

they don’t always do.

.

Progress is not born

from the passive,

it is born from the active.

Action is painful.

Action is heartbreaking.

I, You & They

wish progress

was not a thing often splattered

in blood, tears and heartbreak.

Yet, it is.

3 thoughts on “Action Makes Progress: A Thing of Blood & Tears

    1. I liked this one so much I printed it out and pinned it on the bulletin board in my office.
      The last refrain will be quoted many times!

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