a poem for the prophets

In two of the classes I’m enrolled in, I am subjected to weekly, online discussions in the class forums. It’s a sort of underground where faceless accounts trade ideas down the lines of comment threads. Last week, a discussion topic got rolling about whether or not our society is “too far gone”, corrupted beyond hope of repair. It went like this,

Lots of our entertainment is so bad today, and we just pass it off as normal. It is obviously not just entertainment. . .almost everything you come across in the world has some sort of bad twist to it. What do you think we can do to change this? Do you think it is just too far gone? It may be.

And I added a comment on the thread about how I disagree – that I don’t think this old country is so bad as all that. At youth tonight we were talking about personality types, and one of the characteristics of us INFPs is idealism. So perhaps people like me are just turning a blind eye to our downward spiral and impending moral doom – but I don’t think so. And a few months ago, after watching some friends get baptized on a beautiful day, I wrote these lines below. I wrote it at the head-shaking prophets lamenting our plight. I don’t buy it – but I’m just an idealist after all.

try this


Published by javenbear

Javen Bear is 25 years old and lives with his beautiful wife Aleisha in Phoenix, Arizona. He's a graduate student in a mental health counseling program at Grand Canyon University where he also works as an admissions representative. Javen’s super-power, if he had one, would be the ability to press pause on the world and catch up on reading. He enjoys talking walks with his wife, playing guitar, and always uses Oxford commas.

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