(Today my side view theme

Was led by its rhyme scheme!)

 Fall of Man -  Lucas Cranach

Such overdone simplicity

If one believes implicitly

Original sin

Was introduced in

By fruit from an illicit tree?


Perhaps it’s true when people try

Some things to oversimplify

Conclusions reached would

Do more harm than good,

And lose the proper reasons why?


It really cannot be correct,

When on such things one would reflect,

On some simple whim

(When ‘simple’ means ‘dim’!)

To switch off all one’s intellect.


No blame on ancestors belong

For all the things one may do wrong

Each person can choose

To win or to lose,

It is one’s own fault, all along.


Don’t forget to feed the dragons!  (see previous post) 

© February 2013 Colonialist (WordPress)


About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. elspethc says:

    profound and simple – that’s clever as well as fun


  2. adeeyoyo says:

    People often have to have a scape-goat, Col, on which tio place the blame.


  3. Oh come on now! Personal responsibility? Now that’s a thought! 🙂


  4. Very clever response indeed, Col!


  5. nrhatch says:

    When people try to blame Eve for their flub-ups and foibles, I’m tempted to encourage them to look into a mirror. 😀


  6. SidevieW says:

    over simplifying can be as bad as over complicating.

    funny old world, isn’t it?


  7. bluebee says:

    The blame-game flourishes
    in a cult(ure) that thought discourages


  8. 68ghia says:

    Hit the nail right on the head Col.
    We’re very like minded today, although mine was not quite as simplistic to yours…


  9. newsferret says:

    Yes It is one’s own fault, all along,
    especially squeezing a trigger of a gun
    when not intended as fun.


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