Pruning Time

To write, or not to do so,
in ink, pixels, or pencil;
to express my views or not,
and risk being ostracized?

This climate of intolerance
sprung up as if overnight,
from an inflexible critique
of everything under the sun.

The seasons are changing
and the times are rearranging;
the values of the past have become,
like branches that must be pruned.

Yet, each time they grow anew,
they are trimmed back even further;
until, perhaps, nothing will be left,
except the barren trunk of a tree.

And, when that is reduced to nothing
except for a stump, planted firmly in the ground,
the seedlings will quietly sprout up elsewhere,
remaining hidden, until the light reappears.

Author: Tzvi Fievel

I have B.A.'s in Psychology, and English; and, a certificate in psychophysical re-education; at current, I am exploring my third area of academic interest - ecology. My spiritual journey, through many transitions, culminated in taking the yoke of Heaven upon myself.

12 thoughts on “Pruning Time”

  1. I understand your worries about cancel culture. Although this doesn’t relate as much to the core of your message, I liked this line “in ink, pixels or pencils.” I don’t often think in terms of “writing in pixels,” although that’s what I do the most. πŸ™‚

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  2. A very astute description of the state of things, Tzvi. Overpruning as an analogy works so well here. And I totally understand the dilemma of whether or not you should express your true feelings on a public platform because you’re not sure how they’ll be received. Great write πŸ™‚

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  3. This is incredibly powerful! I especially resonate with; “The seasons are changing
    and the times are rearranging; the values of the past have become, like branches that must be pruned.” πŸ’

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