No Lumps! [fpq]

Mashed potatoes steak dinner

I’m not a fan of lumping,
Illustrated by the trend
Of dividing people into groups,
As a means to an end.
We seek to ever simplify
This crazy world of ours,
But we’re much more complicated
Than bumblebees or flowers.
Dumb, smart, right, left…
Lumping fosters hate,
But I see it all the time
From those who seek “debate.”
What about good v evil?
Well, most humans are a mix
And can’t be neatly labeled
By a rhetorician’s tricks.
Lumpy mashed potatoes?
Everyone says ewwww!
So quit sorting us like that
To make life easier for you.
Embrace the vast complexity
Of the wondrous human mind;
Stop stuffing us into boxes—
Be tolerant and kind!*

~*~
©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Written for Fandango’s Provocative Question and dVerse’s Poetry Challenge.

*With some exceptions.

18 responses to “No Lumps! [fpq]

  1. I love this!!!!!🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

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  2. Yeah… and nah. Over lumping causes problems but lumping does have its uses. We survive by identifying patterns… people who slink along in dark places dressed in hoodies are bad news. Humans would be unwise to jettison that completely.

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  3. People see patterns and that is why we have math, but I agree with you that not everything belons in one group or another. I also hate that lumping when it is in my mashed potatoes.

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  4. 💖❤️💖 I could not agree more!!

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  5. Very well expressed Paula

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  6. Excellent. Well said Paula.

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  7. Reading your post makes me want to sing “Don’t Fence Me In.”

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  8. This is really clever. I enjoyed your take.

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