With disdain, with honor, for fairness: our judgments–
from the past for the future we set these precedents:
good-bad, better-worse, wrong-right decisions,
wanting to please, choosing choice ingredients.
Placing values on lives with precision
thinking only of order or scission,
not understanding that through those patterns,
our sorting leads us to firm conclusions.
Framed by family mores and concerns;
by fears real, imagined, sensed or learned,
we form blocks, create deep prejudices
and day by year we act on thoughts discerned.
Order results from honorable evaluation;
Chaos can rise from strong imbalances.
Each action initiates vast repercussions,
Ultimately justice is our perceived perception.
© Gay Reiser Cannon * 8.28.14 * All Rights Reserved
Posted for d’Verse Poets Pub – posted for Rubaiyats