Thurman P. Woodfork
YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD CYNICS
Those who regard the world with scorn
Ignoring the roses in favor of thorns
So quick to judge that they never learn
To truly discriminate or discern
When real sincerity is on display…
There are no yeas, only endless nays.
Simple altruism is instantly rejected
While selfishness is always expected.
Their delight seems to be to smother
The joy and freedom felt by others.
Everything is, to their jaded view,
Corrupt and tired and far from new.
Never expect to hear them cheer
Their modus operandi is to jeer
In a tireless effort to make us see
That selflessness can never be.
A little skepticism is good for us all,
But, taken too far, it quickly palls.
I think we’d very much prefer to be
Able to find goodness in you – and me.
©Copyright May 30, 2005 by Thurman P. Woodfork
Submitted for the June 2005 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “Cynic/Cynical”