Story By Lilian Kahiu.
One can only hope to grow older and gain wisdom and maturity
But talk to a soul today and you will be amazed at the depths of disillusionment
Aching and yearning for a time when integrity is a certainty, depravity a distant memory if not extinct
See I am harsh critique of fallacy and all things phony
This is the day and age where it is sheer dumbness to appreciate gentility
Where profanity is the new epitome of etiquette and true emotion is for the weak
Where virtues and integrity are a myth or synonym to old fashioned
An age where creativity and mediocrity are bosom buddies;
Where the good is bad, the bad is good, where to take it slow is an extinct phenomenon;
Where poison is a solution and later is always passed over for now.
Where a melodious and angelic symphony of rhythm and soulful word,
Is replaced with a cacophony of clatter and debased gibberish.
To some the depravity of the psyche that leads to a zombie-like existence
Tis’ an age where sanity is as scarce as hair on Davito’s head
Tis’ an age where vanity reigns supreme eviscerating any virtue in its path;
But then with Posh Becks as a role model are you surprised?
Where the search for self is a journey down the valley of disillusionment and disenchantment.
So let me then judge harshly this life where I can live a lie hoping the truth will stay buried.
For to dare live the truth would be the end of my shallow bliss
Yet I still hope, believe that I will wade my way out of the murky swamps of this reality
That the way of our Fathers past illuminates the path we should only be too happy to follow
So maybe soon there will be a new dawn, fresh morning dew that washes away the ashes
Ashes from the burning fires of a lost generation of decrepit sanity burnt away
Ashes from the sins and ignorance of the masses to the changing times.
But until then, maybe I am a dreamer whose time is long past or yet to come.
Let me be old fashioned; then again somethings just never go out of style.
Perhaps there may be hope yet and decrepit sanity will start to fade away…
© Lilian Kahiu 2013