Monday, September 3, 2012


As I held the lit match, I gave it one last thought.  I agreed with myself that it wasn't the most reasonable thing to do.  But, then again, there was no there was no other option.  I lightly tossed it forward and watched the flames shoot up.  It wasn't the first bridge that I had torched and probably not the last.  I had actually gave this one some thought.  It wasn't a huge bridge, more like a fallen tree over a creek but, nevertheless it may end up burning down the whole forest now.  It, like most, stemmed from a misunderstanding.  A very normal problem of mine.  A normal problem for an abnormal person.  It's not that I hate people, I just hate how people act.  Do you hear that drumbeat?  I do too but, I always choose my own beat.  And in there lies my problem.  I can't go with the flow.  Not when I see too many  ideals that are warped.  Expressing my disapproval of such had led to many believing that I am a complainer or that I just flat out suck.  Either way I really don't care. I am proud to take a stand.  I am not two faced nor do I talk out of both sides of my mouth.  I don't consider it "bitching" when I take the side against overpriced basketball shoes, cellular phones, or standing in lines for the like.  Whatever happened to true values?  And I'm not talking about hardware stores.  I am talking about caring about real issues.  Not issues like someone wearing Jordans with a Kobe shirt.  Who cares? You?  Then I to ask you "Aren't there better ways of advancing our society?"
Yes, I go my own way.  And very often it's very unpopular.  I won't close my eyes and pretend that the crap in the world doesn't happen.  I find it amazing that so many people can.

Anyway, getting back to the bridge,  I made my point.  Even though most won't get it and I will once again go misunderstood.  But I am fine with it.  I've got my graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate on stand by for the next bridge.  I'm sure it won't be long.


  1. I often feel like the only one that understands what I am trying to say. It makes perfect sense to me but given the odd looks and wrinkled foreheads, I rest with my "wierd" oppinion and ruin any chance of belonging. Sometimes, later, I think I should have just kept my mouth shut! Didn't they ASK for my oppinion?
    K.Ellis fellow bridge burner.

  2. My opinion pretty much stays in my head these days. I will stand up for someone who is being mistreated, but don't attempt to change society anymore. I guess I am one of those who has just given up. I live in my little world and it is a much happier place.