Is Ignorance Really Bliss?

Is Ignorance Really Bliss?

A Poem by A.marie.speaks

The Repetition of history
The Cycle of human struggle
the Wheel we are all nailed to
I Recognize It
as simply as the Earth circles the Sun
powerless to stop it's momentum 
my thoughts sway like a pendulum 
Is it better to be blind and dumb
than to succumb to the need to seek 
the Truth ?

© 2017 A.marie.speaks


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ignorance is just not being aware...in some ways, i wouldn't mind going back to the innocence and ignorance of youth...
but then, i would be fooling myself, wouldn't i?

i like your poetry...it makes us reflect on many questions about ourselves and society...

j.

Posted 6 Years Ago


A.marie.speaks

6 Years Ago

ahh yes it would be nice to go back to childhood but for me that idea is more appealing merely to ga.. read more
"Is it better to be blind and dumb
than to succumb to the need to seek
the Truth ?"
I would say there are different situations that call for its merits.. I think it's a bliss that we don't know when we'll die because if we'd known that we wouldn't have been able to enjoy life to it's fullest and only think of our doom to come... Same can be said about truth..
This being said, I really like the train of your thoughts and how you represented it.. Thought-provoking indeed! 👍


Posted 7 Years Ago


A.marie.speaks

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment.
The universe surely has its secre.. read more
Dr. YumnaKay

7 Years Ago

Indeed!
You're welcome. It was a pleasure 😊
Ah, a question as old as time. I won't attempt to go one side or the other - I think the dilemma is what you've written about, and done it quite nicely and succinctly. My favourite part is the rhyming of dumb and succumb, and then the way you append 'The Truth?' as though the need to seek just on its own might also be a valid pursuit. Which I could argue for.

There's a few things I'd suggest could be improved grammatically, although I always wonder at this point whether the 'mistake' was intentional. But here goes:
- the Wheel we are all nailed to ... a bit clunky to finish on 'to'; maybe something like 'the Wheel to which we are tethered'
- Capital letters seem to me to be almost random. If they are meant to emphasise key words, then why not 'Momentum' and/or 'Pendulum'?
- it's momentum should be its ....

But my overall impression is that you have posed this age-old question very well, and it's interesting to see some opinions in the review comments. I think that shows it's caused a flutter and prompted response, which is pretty much all that most of us can hope for!

Regards
Nigel

Posted 7 Years Ago


A.marie.speaks

7 Years Ago

Thank you Nigel for your wonderful comments!

The capitalization was intentional, I wa.. read more
No. I can't agree with that.
Ignorance may FEEL like it is blissful, but on the other hand to sit and watch the world and life spin round in front of you and turn a blind eye to certain happenings is to admit defeat to a certain extent. To avoid confrontation and live a blinkered life. Seeing only what one wants to see and hearing only what one wants to hear. I believe no good ever comes from taking that approach. No lessons are learned because no harm is done. No harm. No lessons. No growth.

Another deep, thought provoking write. One that will certainly have many different opinions expressed on it.

Posted 7 Years Ago


A.marie.speaks

7 Years Ago

Thank you! I agree, I'll take truth over ignorance any day but it can be a lonely road..
must be on the same wheel.
two different directions
the spinning and the back and forth
yet aren't sure if we want to see
straight for the last question at hand.

Posted 7 Years Ago


A.marie.speaks

7 Years Ago

Hah how very true! Thank you for reading and commenting. It's very appreciated.
You asked a very good question.
"Is it better to be blind and dumb
than to succumb to the need to seek "
The above line is answered simply. Few try to know and find the truth. Really fall into the pack of the blind people. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry. I like the poetry that ask questions.
Coyote


Posted 7 Years Ago


A.marie.speaks

7 Years Ago

thanks for reading Coyote! i appreciate your comments. :) The older I get the more questions I have... read more
Coyote Poetry

7 Years Ago

I agree. I'm the same. The more I know. The less I understand and you are welcome.

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