Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Poetry Wednesday: The Noblest Quest

I have come to some realizations about the truth
Truth is not something that you can just ASK for and receive
You can’t just talk to an invisible inaudible intangible yet omnipresent omnipotent and omnibenevolent deity and hope for an answer
You can’t just talk to a learned scholar of scholars and receive a nugget of truth
You can’t ask yourself, because you’re a dumbass. Admit it, you are.
Truth is not in some orchard
You cannot pick it and plunk it into a bucket and take it home
To devour at your leisure
Truth is not in a pond, lake, stream, river or ocean
So dropping a line down and waiting won’t yield any results
Because reality may bite, but the truth does not.
No, you must look for it actively
You must take source after source after source and compare each source, of course, to each other source and you may wish to outsource but NO! Because those you outsourced to may find THEIR truth but not yours, so you must continue the search alone
Eventually, you’ll come to one of four conclusions
Either you’ll find the truth, become fully and wholly enlightened, and become an exalted sage of some sort, while having the niggling thought in the back of your head that you might be wrong, because, after all, you’re intellectually honest
OR
You’ll THINK have found the truth, become fully and wholly “enlightened”, and become an exalted “sage” of some sort, while having no niggling thought in the back of your head that you might be wrong, because, after all, you’re intellectually DIShonest, not to mention probably the scum of the earth, you fucking fraud
OR
You’ll go completely and utterly in-fucking-sane due to the vastness of humanity and the universe and the utter lack of capability that any human mind currently possesses to actually comprehend it all, or any of it for that matter
OR
You’ll just sit down, pop open a beer, say “fuck it” and start watching reality television

And THAT, my friends, is the truth

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