This poem comes from some song lyrics that I co-wrote with Andy Crookell more than ten years ago. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to post it or not as they are shared and I don’t recall any longer what was mine and what was his. But it is a great tie in to the philosophical blog I just posted on my other page: Swimming With Mr. Dibbs If you enjoy my work, please “like” it.
Freedom of life excuse for morality
Freedom of thought evade responsibility
Words you create seeking immortality
Words you erase escape accountability
If I told you my thoughts would you take the time?
If my views were expressed would you hear me fine?
If I stood out above would you accept me?
Shouted with love would you reject me?
These times – try to trip me up
These times – they turn me around
These words – can’t think for myself
These days – they leave me
Hiding behind every smile
Filtering every thought and opinion
We collide then drift apart
Empty lives and cold lonely hearts
Should I present my case advertising services?
Show my face on TV appearances?
If I answered your problems then would you see?
Or maybe I should offer fifteen minutes free.
~ J. W. McKay & Andy Crookell – 2000