Human Kind Cannot Bear Very Much Reality … Written by Dave Kingsbury An acrostic poem in response to the Daily Prompt word Yellow: Y ou and I run from the truth E very single day of our L ives. How else could we L ive with all the silent O ppressions of our unequal W orld? Image: Waking Times Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailMorePrintLinkedInRedditTumblrPinterestPocketLike this:Like Loading... Related 22 thoughts on “Human Kind Cannot Bear Very Much Reality …” Very well written. But doesn’t yellow signify optimism? Reply I’m sure you’re right. I was using it in the US slang sense of cowardly. Reply YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Reply EXCELLENT work my friend Reply I really appreciate that, thank you! Reply It is ALWAYS my pleasure my talented friend It’s Yellow Journalism and we’ve asked for it… Maybe so. Even if we have not asked for it they’ve bombarded us with it. On the other hand I wonder if most folk even realize they have a choice. Reply Hadn’t thought of the association, Christine, but having looked up this definition it kind of fits: Yellow journalism, or the yellow press, is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering or sensationalism. By extension, the term yellow journalism is used today as a pejorative to decry any journalism that treats news in an unprofessional or unethical fashion. Much journalism avoids the inconvenient truth, alas … Reply It was the first thing I thought of, and I thought it would surely be your intention! Isn’t it funny how minds work and how people interpret things completely differently 🙂 Reply I kept thinking of John Wayne and that simplistic wild west world where everyone’s either ‘ornery’ or ‘yaller’ … Reply Oh, yes I see, Yellow as in cowardice. But also yellow is a great, optimistic color – sun, light. Very interesting! We build these walls of prejudice and rationalization around ourselves, Dave, so we can ignore the truth. Well done. –Curt Reply It sometimes feels like we’re in a fairy tale and under an evil spell … my little pieces are an effort to shake off the trance, which I reckon infects us all whether we realise it or not! Reply I feel the same way, David, especially about the evil spell. –Curt Reply I think the key is to cut off one’s empathy for unempathetic people and replace it with sympathy. Or something … Reply I too was unaware of yellow journalism and went with your meaning of being cowardly, Dave. Another example of the accuracy of Oscar Wilde’s quote “We really have everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language”. I have just realised it applies to populist voting too, nowadays. Of course the song lyric “we tried to talk it over but the words got in the way” is another way of pointing out the opportunity for misunderstanding, one does have to be so careful, doesn’t one?😃 Back to your acrostic:. Spot on Dave. ( For both meanings of yellow.) Reply I suppose that could account for the fascination the UK and US have for one another – so many similarities, so many differences, like looking at yourself in a distorting mirror. Thanks for the compliments, Mike, and for your considered input – always appreciated! Reply Yes. I believe that if we don’t resist we are compliant. Reply Indeed. Nothing worse than guilt over something you didn’t initiate … Reply Nice👍😃 Reply Ta! 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.