Some people were created by God to be happily and productively efficient. God bless them! And, oh my! they can be useful people to have around. I’ve known some who are also highly creative, and I’ve noticed that they can be as productive in their creativity as they are in everything else they set their hands to.
But for the rest of us, it’s best that creativity and efficiency never meet. Hence this poem…
the Efficiency poem
the Efficiency poem by Gail Ruth for some of us humans the most terrifying notion on earth is Efficiency Chop chop! Just do it! Snap to it now! while other frightening prospects such as sorrow and suffering might form jewels of character and compassion Efficiency is heartless, quenching ebb and flow, void of creativity of color of beautiful human flaw when the Product is the focus and the producer is a Means to an End that is For the Common Good and of course Fiscally Profitable our hearts cower and quake our gentleness goes into hiding and we are hostage and oppressed and when Efficiency spots our unique gifts and creativities it pounces and demands that we devise A Plan for Production and what gets squeezed out of us are poor pathetic creations stress-induced pathologies and defective reasonings ah, but the Friends of Efficiency are quite pleased with our sad little Clone Creations so Efficient so Productive so Marketable! and pat us sympathetically for our (needlessly) stress-induced illnesses and neuroticsms but no! we might change the world if we guard our dreams with strong fences of delight and therein playfully explore our uncharted wonders © 2008 - 2021 Gail Ruth. All rights reserved.