Dilluted Accountability

What difference does it make,
if you don’t do your part?
Someone else will do it, right?
Why not just let them start?

But what if that other person
thinks the way you do?
What if that other person
thinks the burden falls on you.

So nobody does anything
because they think “the others” will.
So nobody does anything
and nothing happens until…

The world is in despair,
suffering abound.
Isn’t that a far-off notion?
Oh wait, let’s look around.

So now it’s time for action
and we look to one another.
We make ourselves believe
that the burden falls on the “other”.

Our gazes drop with unveiled relief,
and we think we’re satisfied.
But our conscience reigns in this complex game
and we have finally realized…

Diluted Accountability
Shared Responsibility
Stifles our Ability
to Change this World.

It’s not my fault if nothing changes, after all I’m only ONE.
Diluted Accountability
I’ve done all that I could possibly do, my work here is DONE.
Shared Responsibility
If we continue to think in this convoluted way, our selfishness has WON.
and it Stifles our Ability
Until we realize that we must each play a part, we haven’t even BEGUN
to Change this World

Diluted Accountability
Shared Responsibility
Stifles our Ability
to Change this World.

Obvious fragility
Rife with hostility.
Is there still a possibility
that we can change this world?

Imagined futility
Lack of feasibility
Questioning our capabilities
won’t change this world.

Seeming invisibility
of resources availability
lowers the probability
of change in this world.

Sheer impossibility
Non-existent liability
Imagined plausibility
of change in this world.

Listen again.

Diluted Accountability
Shared Responsibility
Stifles our Ability
to Change this World.

So

ACCEPT Accountability
ACCEPT Responsibility
REALIZE Ability
and let’s
Change
Our
World.

There’s a story behind the poem….and its kind of odd, but whatever. so i was on the airplane and i got up to go to the bathroom and of course, the bathroom was disgusting. And i was thinking about it….people dont feel motivated to keep it clean because they wont be blamed if its dirty. There are hundreds of people who use that bathroom- it could be any one of them, so who’s going to know its me? and then that thought turned into…well, that’s whats wrong with the world. everyone thinks that they can’t be held accountable for something that is the responsibility of everyone. when there are such large numbers involved how can you pinpoint one person and blame them? so…nothing happens. haha so that was my thought process and my poetry isn’t that good, but oh well.

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One Comment to “Dilluted Accountability”

  1. Hey I like your poem. :] It’s very meaningful. I found you on Technorati and discovered I’m on your blogroll-thanks for adding me. ^_^
    Keep up with the blogging! šŸ˜€
    LTZ xxx

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