WORDS GOT IN THE WAY

©Vince Pawless 2019


The words got in the way. I might could have been a wiz at maths, but seductive words got in the way. The words got in the way of progress. The words got in the way of fairness. The words got in the way of intelligence. The words got in the way of influence. The words got in the way of the message. The words got in the way of understanding. The words got in the way of the communique.

The words got in the way of economy. The words got in the way of practicality. The words got in the way of the adventure. The words got in the way of ambition. The words got in the way of compassion. The words got in the way of empathy. The words got in the way of forgiveness.

The words got in the way of awareness. The words got in the way of judgement. The words got in the way of knowledge. The words got in the way of intuition. The words got in the way of mastery. The words got in the way of reason. The words got in the way of the conclusion. The words got in the way of the idea. The words got in the way of the meaning. The words got in the way of the opinion. The words got in the way of sympathy. The words got in the way of the significance. The words got in the way of the viewpoint. The words got in the way of the mistake. The words got in the way of the handshake. The words got in the way of harmony. The words got in the way of the meeting of the minds. The words got in the way of the discord. The words got in the way of the disagreement.

The words got in the way of the bus. The words got in the way of the jet airplane. The words got in the way of the weightlifter. The words got in the way of the rocket scientist. The words got in the way of the speaker. The words got in the way of the listener. The words got in the way of the band. The words got in the way of the wordy. The words got in the way of them that needed the words in the first place. The words got in the way when I tried another way. The words got in the way of authority. So what? The words got in the way of a solution. The words got in the way of clarity. The words got in the way of sanity. The words got in the way of power.

The words that got in the way were lost. The words that got in the way stood like a wall between what was true, and what was false. The words got in the way of the answer. The words got in the way of your thoughts. The words got in the way of the numbers. The words got in the way of the logic. The words that get in the way have their own logic. The words get in the way of creativity. The words get in the way of their own creativity. Y’know when it finally comes down to it, that’s why I never got in to maths.



FORTUNE COOKIE
The prize for not working hard enough
is more work.