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by Norman
Rated: E · Poetry · Opinion · #2240829
It's not so common anymore
There’s nothing quite as rare, you know,
as good ol’ common sense.
‘Most all the people that I know
seem really kind of dense.

You see them do such stupid things,
it makes you want to cry.
You have to wonder as you watch;
you have to question why.

Some people never take a pause,
they just don’t stop to think.
They go ahead and mess things up.
Yeah, faster than a blink.

If they had only taken time
to look before a leap.
But then they do it anyway.
You feel like you could weep.

And there are those who know it all.
It makes you want to laugh.
You wonder how they get through life
when they are really daft.

So where is all this common sense
you heard so much about.
It’s not so common anymore,
of that there is no doubt.

Well maybe it was something that
the folks had in the past,
when things moved at a slower pace.
This world moves much too fast.

We don’t have time to stop and think.
We fear we’ll fall behind.
We move without a conscious thought.
We stumble through life blind.

That common sense is lost and gone.
We’ve chucked it out the door.
Like many things our parents had
you won’t see anymore.

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