The Cynic

Life is filled with honest men breeding disaster
from simple solutions and good intentions.

Love is a hasty decision based on limited
evidence and extremely poor advice.

Children are the means by which mistakes
are passed from one generation to the next.

by Barry Middleton

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Comments (4)

I like the way you present things from a cynical point of view. These days its easier to be a cynic than an optimist.
Life is filled with honest men breeding disaster from simple solutions and good intentions. Love is a hasty decision based on limited evidence and extremely poor advice. Children are the means by which mistakes are passed from one generation to the next. = Why not this linage without notions chasms?
Thanks for posting your poem Barry. I guess Middleton is too widespread a surname to hope for a link with author and poet, .Richard Middleton ('The Ghost Ship', etc.) .
Love it, Barry! Good poetry!