Weak Links

So many broken links
In one long endless chain;
Everybody points, but nobody thinks
That they might share the blame.
They want to dub a “weakest”
So that it will be okay
And the chain at last will be the best
With one link thrown away.
But such chains aren’t made of people,
So easily dismissed:
They’re linked by actions and their ripples;
Made brittle by our emptiness.

6 thoughts on “Weak Links

  1. A fantastic piece. It’s easy to point and blame, but harder to actually analyze your own actions. Brilliantly stated. “But such chains aren’t made of people,
    (…)
    They’re linked by actions and their ripples” – my favorite part.

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  2. That last line, Rachel, glows with the warmth of gold, and it shines brightest of all. It’s the truth to which you build, and the brilliance you’ve refined.

    People definitely are vulnerable to a herd mentality, and we’re all-too-quick to “pile on,” and to isolate and discourage those on the fringes. Just as typically, we realize, often too late, that our exclusion leaves a hollow void, and brings an emptiness which cannot be filled.

    Thing is, at times, we’ve been part of both groups – the excluders and the excluded. Will we learn? We might, but the progress takes us, like, forever.

    .

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