Ignorance Is Bliss

Ignorance Is Bliss

A Poem by Sirius King
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while writing this piece, the "place" i was referring to was more close to home...but now i realize its a world wide pandemic

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I live in a place …

Where intelligence

Is dissed

And ignorance

Is bliss

 

Where refusing

To be forced into a box

Is taking a questionable risk

And if you

Step out of place

All eyes will shift

 

Where accepting the life

You’ve been assigned

 Is just a formality

And you’re constantly being

Criticized for your individuality

 

I live in a place …

Where you have to

Play your role

The stage is set

So forget about

Your own goals

 Do what you’ve been told

 

And you just might make it

But until you do

You’ll have to fake it

 

So secretly read up

Ingest all you can

The only way to

Escape ignorance

Is to devise an

 Intelligent plan


© 2012 Sirius King



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I was very surprised. The flow of this poem was so powerful. I could just hear a strong voice pounding the meaning of the words in my mind. It's beauty that you've created with your words. And your message was in fact very truthful (: Very very nice!!

Posted 5 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Sirius King

5 Years Ago

wow thanx for ur comment, very encouraging!



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Quick pace and precise. Intelligently devised.

Posted 4 Years Ago


It's the great brain escape! But you ALWAYS have to do it alone. It's never a group of people picking up poetry together, that's why this site gives me tingles lol. People and their blinders, try take them off their head and they will rear up like a crazed stallion, and then look at you like you mean them some mischief. F*****g humans!!! They wind me up something rotten friend.

Posted 4 Years Ago


I like what you added as your caption, about how you wrote it on a personal level, but realized that it is a worldwide event. It adds alot more meaning and emotion to it, makes it much more personal. It is very well written, thank you for sharring.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sirius King

4 Years Ago

thanx for checking it out! :-)
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I love this because it's honest. You wrote this so well. :) Good job.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sirius King

5 Years Ago

thanx for reading! :-)
i live in that same place sir where individuality is greatly criticized.
this reminds me of home.........hder.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sirius King

5 Years Ago

i definitely understand u on that!
Very nice.. Some of your joints remind me of my own style. Definately a realistic joint. I was thinking about this for a while. Most people that call themselves wise are really cowards. Timid like the mouse waiting for everybody to go to sleep to come out of the hole. Hate those kind of people..

If you ever have the time check out Ecclesiasticus 11 :29-34



29 Do not bring everyone home with you, for many are the traps of the crafty.




30 Like a captive partridge in a cage, so is the heart of the proud: like a spy he watches for your downfall,




31 ever on the look-out, turning good into bad and finding fault with what is praiseworthy.




32 A hearthful of glowing coals starts from a single spark, and the sinner lurks for the chance to spill blood.




33 Beware of a scoundrel and his evil contrivances, in case he puts a smear on you for ever.




34 Give a home to a stranger and he will start trouble and estrange you from your own family.

Nice write man.. keep up the wisdom.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sirius King

5 Years Ago

thanx again for the comment, and the scriptures,,, they make you think, u cant let everyone in, they.. read more
Well done. Sometimes thinking outside the box renders me a non-conformist. You beautifully capture the fallacy of group think. Your essential core begs for a rebel, lest the ordinary become your way of thinking. No creativity, no independent thinking, no being what humans silently yearn. Thanks for sharing.Feel free to read any of my work.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sirius King

5 Years Ago

thanx, while writing this "group think" was at the forefront of my thoughts, thank u, and i will che.. read more
I liked the way this poem moved. You seem to talk about this kind of thing a lot. Your poem "Daily" seemed to be in a similar vein. But its definitely something we can all relate to. You speak with such power and strength that the passion practically screams out at me when I'm reading this. I loved the last few lines: The only way to escape ignorance/Is to devise an intelligent plan. Thank you again for a great poem and keep up the good work ^^

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sirius King

5 Years Ago

thanx again!
Agreed. Wonderful.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sirius King

5 Years Ago

thanx :-)
We've all been in that position before. This is great. It flows nicely. You've clearly expressed one of the major problems our world faces (and doesn't really care about).

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sirius King

5 Years Ago

thanx for the comment!

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