Innocence dies


Breaking down the future in “Yesterday”
I got to thinking about things this morning. Perusing the web as usual (over toast)
All the bad news (that’s all it seems to be in the mainstream media…Doom & Gloom for 58 damn minutes and a 1 minute “puff piece” with a 15 second PSA. No wonder other countries laugh at us.
To the world we are that most beautiful woman or handsomest of men…rich beyond measure. Strolling up and down the street with their heads held high and their clothes on inside out and backwards, with only change in their pockets. We’re a joke.
Have been for a while now.
I’m going to add quotes here and there to AMPLIFY my point
The web is a wonderful, inspired vehicle to many great places…amazing things. But, today…they pissed me off!
All you see is murder, corruption, political intrigue, sex, more murder, natural disaster and scandals galore. That’s only in Ohio!!
I’m sick of it.
Information is good….but too much bad information is causing a shift in our social structure, mores’, and national pride (that’s something we used to have)
**Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
George Orwell 
Don’t get me wrong. I fly “our” flag from my porch.
As soon as I get home from abroad, it’s up within the first 5 minutes of,”reclaiming my domicile” routine. That’s what makes it home for me.
So, this is what gave me an idea about “Yesterday”.
Everybody screaming about the good old days…okay. Let’s break it down…my way
Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
That’s because we were young and unafraid (“Les Miserable’s”?)
Protected by “Grown-ups” …real ones (at least to us) now…we know better.

Now it looks as though they’re (troubles) here to stay

Yes they are. As long as good people do nothing
**The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.
Albert Einstein 

Oh, I believe in yesterday
Suddenly, I’m not half the man I used to be
there’s a shadow hanging over me.
Oh, yesterday came suddenly
When we are consumed and overcome with the demands of adulthood, we are never as innocent as we were as children. Get over it.
We always wanted to hurry and grow up…so we could do what the big people do…smoke, drink, sit at the big table, stay up late, not have to go to school….you see my drift?
If a parent (seems to me at least) included the child in things…never used the “Because I said” bull shit answer and did not create a separation to be as formed, such as: “Parents/Children” or “Grown-ups/pains in the ass”.
What will our world be like when each generation that comes next is “generation fucked”?
Each successive generation has been raised or” lived with” the previous generation, that is hampered by increasingly flawed people. I dare to say all basically sociopaths to some extent. Think about sociopathic traits and tell me how off I am…seriously. It’s scary.

Why she had to go I don’t know she wouldn’t say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday
Yesterday is gone. Nothing can change it. What do and did we say wrong…nothing.
That’s the point. Stand here…and change nothing
Edward R. Murrow weeps….”Good night and good luck…”
**That’s the reason they’re called lessons, because they lesson from day to day.
Lewis Carroll 

Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Oh to be a child again. When our biggest concern was lightning bugs…and ice cream

I hate being a grown-up. Of course it has its perks…I get to (well, not lately) see naked girls, read dirty jokes (that I still don’t get) and buy beer without a shoplifting charge. That’s about it.

Why she had to go I don’t know she wouldn’t say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday
Still crying about the past? You’ll miss the rest of your life
Can’t wait to see what God, Allah, Buddha or “He who has no name”, has in store for us next?
*Picture angry kids with a magnifying glass?”*
**I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.-John Lennon

Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play
now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday
We were children…and life was grand. We could create…we could wonder…we could be amazed at the tiniest things. Where did we lose it all?
Why don’t we say anything? We always questioned our parents…always!
We hide away from reality. We use a claim of ignorance to cloak us. We accept all this as something we can’t change….
“Who am I?” we ask…
If we don’t make changes in how we live our lives…treat our children…allow others to intimidate us and persuade us against our moral fiber. I know what we’ll be…

2 thoughts on “Innocence dies”

  1. inspirational – i very much like the part about acceptance and change — i think the two can exist together. accept what is, and live your life to make everything around you a little nicer 🙂

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