Spoken World

singer-songwriter / sojourner

FEAR (commentary)

behind windowpanes

we passersby

staring never caring

enough to stay a while

investments far too much

vulnerability a fear

unless it's feel good

and nothing to hold dear

This was written more or less in reference to smart phones/devices. It seems borderline impossible to go anywhere and not see people otherwise consumed with their smartphones (or technology as a whole). Genuine human interaction (overall being difficult in truth) can seem very scarce—if not rare, to me at least. 

everyone's so slow to come

yet quick to leave

and though i understand

it's something i can't believe

People can thoughtlessly post personal information and pictures online to an indiscriminate or advocatingly cultured audience. Face to face conversations are too much for some people in this day and age, and all too quickly communication with others are severed for seemingly no reason. I am guilty of this as much as anyone else.

the capabilities we have

in each day and age

are taken for granted

so painstakingly

 Whether it’s indoor plumbing, the ease of which we can aquire commodities, or how quickly transportation/travel is for us, we overlook so much. Take how easily and conveniently we are able to write or call each other, yet we abstain from such things. Handwritten notes used to mean so much in my youth, to this day I still appreciate them a great deal, but with technology I can write people all over the world encouraging and fostering genuine connections. These are all things we should not take for granted.

though we're satiated

we're discontent

nothing's good enough

and we don't know what is

We fill our hearts and heads with so much which is not worth our time. God gives understanding to those who seek it, but Sin blinds us all, and keeps us ignorant to what is good or of worth. Proverbs 9:10 says,”The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.”

the wonder is lost

on our newborn minds

so easily maybe it's

not there to find

 This world is a shade of what it was intended to be. Surely David knew this when he wrote Psalms 51:5,”Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.”

innocence and sanity

aren't ours they're His

pray we may humble

our haughty heads

and ask for His guidance

In the same Psalm I mentioned previously, a couple verses down David writes Psalms 51:10,”Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” This is an integral posture we must seek to emulate in spirit and truth. God is the one who changes us heals us, and leads us in the ways of righteousness. We must be willing to be taught by His Spirit and Word. If we merely trust in ourselves we lead ourselves, and others, astray.

”The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life. Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud. Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.”

Proverbs 16:17-20