Loss and Gain
Every step is loss and gain.
Progress is never painless
We always leave some things of worth.
Choice is often brainless.
Relentless drive towards a future
Losing respect for the past.
Grasping out in one mad rush
For things that will not last.
I wrote this in response to the madness of Brexit – people lusting back for an age that never existed when everything was wonderful.
Yet there are things in the past that were valuable and have been lost. Progress is never all for the better. But nostalgia never sees the terrible reality of the past either.