Casting “no votes” on other people

Sep 27th    I do not know who the author is of this poem. I wish I could give credit where credit is due.

When I first read the poem several times I was mentally outside of the circle looking at the 6 people killing themselves. As I became a bit more introspective I realize that I jump in and out of the circle of 6 based on my situation.

I can easily jump into the circle when I see inefficiency.  By jumping in the circle I mean that I mentally create disparaging thoughts about others and I offer no help what so ever. I also jump in when I am way overwhelmed and someone asks for help. They are most likely to get sarcasm: working on this one.

When do you find yourself in the inner circle?

I wonder how much of the “gridlock” in Washington D.C. is firmly held in place by people sitting on the inner-circle?

How much grief and heart ache in the world is held in place by inner circle thinking?

We cannot change the world but we can work on ourselves. Thank God I am a work in progress.

Six humans trapped by happenstance

In black and bitter cold

Each one possessed a stick of wood

Or so the story is told


Their dying fire in need of logs

The first person held tight

For on the faces around the fire

She noticed one was not white.


The next man looking across the way

Saw no one from his church

And couldn’t bring himself to give

To the fire, his stick or birch


The third one sat in tattered clothes

He gave his coat a hitch

Why should his log be put to use

To warm the idle rich


The rich man just sat back and thought

Of the wealth he had in store

And how to keep what he had earned

From the lazy shiftless poor


One man’s face bespoke revenge

As the fire died from sight

For all he saw in his stick of wood

Was a chance to spite the white


And the last person of this forlorn group

Did nothing except for gain

Giving only to those who gave

Was how he played the game


The logs held tight in death’s still hands

Was proof of human sin

They didn’t die from cold without
They died from the cold within


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