I rearrange the words
questioning thoughts and ideals
trying to expand your mind
challenge your conceptual bind

healthier to challenge our complacency
our apathy and our unprocessed values

It’s too easy to drift through life
without assessing our goals
ever pondered your life’s purpose
dared to follow your dreams or passion

healthier to challenge our complacency
our apathy and our unprocessed values

Have you paused to work it all out
wonder why we’re here, what’s it about
what do you really want to achieve
how do you measure personal success

healthier to challenge our complacency
our apathy and our unprocessed values

Have you thought long and hard
about how you treat others
yourself and our environment
how you deal with pain or conflict

healthier to challenge our complacency
our apathy and our unprocessed values

Do you support worthy causes
or help bankroll a mate
or hoarding it all unaware of fate
poisoned inside from vilified hate

healthier to challenge our complacency
our apathy and our unprocessed values

Can you readily adapt to life’s changes
embrace diversity explore new things
alienate others or stuck in routine
are you gentle and kind or violent

healthier to challenge our complacency
our apathy and our unprocessed values

Do you manipulate, have anger, envy
and jealousy. Are you insecure or
nobody’s fool. Do you tend to help
or hinder, a healer or a drug dealer

healthier to challenge our complacency
our apathy and our unprocessed values

4.5.19, inspired by Slam Poets