A psychiatrist stands watching, in a pathology lab.
An anaesthetist holds a needle waiting to stab
The brain that needs examining because it refuses to die,
Whilst living in a world that only lives within its own lie!
The brain is extracted. It’s trembling, fighting for air!
The needle misses its target. The psychiatrist runs from there!
The pathologist cannot examine so few samples of blood,
As the brain rushes onwards creating an unfathomable flood!
Knowledge is scattered far away and afield.
Learning is gathered unleashing a giant yield.
Education saves billions from an otherwise ignorant death,
But the world continues rushing into oblivion without any redress.
What insight can be garnered from such a simple analogy?
Is it one where you believe that it’s only I in need of therapy?
Or, can you see the truths hidden in amongst so many lies,
That pure knowledge is powerful but not seen by most eyes!
It’s not what you have that makes you what you are!
Nor is it who you know that can carry you high and far.
It is what you believe in surrounded by so much vanity
That gives you the ability to make your dreams your reality.
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