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Bitter then Sweet

What happened to the ‘r’? How did pretty become petty? Social media negativity is as bitter as Denatonium, the stuff used to prevent ingesting poisons. But that is just what we do. We ingest the poisonous posts and we like the petty. We sit with our snacks and we phone a friend with the new revelations. This is a petty society enthralled with the joys that bitterness brings.
What happened to the ‘r’?
We lost it; there is no respect. We lost it; there is no responsiblity. We lost it; there is no relevance. We lost it; there is no reasoning.
I could go on forever with the losses, but it would only serve to satiate me. I know how bitter tastes and feels in a moment of pure unadulterated fury. But even more, I know how sweet tastes and feels in all the moments before, during, and after. Instead of joining the madness, I can change me. I don’t have to accept the petty. I can be and see the kind of pretty that makes the bitter sweet. Maybe we can all be more sweet than bitter.

Bitter

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Poetic moments in the words of a dreamer and other randomness in the words of a believer. "Hang yourself, poet, in your own words. Otherwise, you are dead." ~ Langston Hughes

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