Broken Windows

This poem, from The Irreducible Primary, was originally posted a couple of years ago. In that span of time, our children are exposed to progressively worsening life experiences for which the collective adult population is entirely responsible. We fail to improve human-to-human relationships effectively, and as such, we teach our children to repeat the same failures.

Childhood innocence
Ravaged as a postscript to
Human cruelty

Immured by the
Inveterate anger of
Fraudulent adults

Each splintered and lost
As forever missing shards
Of broken windows

Honor the Children for
They once loved freely until
We taught them not to

© Rob Taylor 2016, The Irreducible Primary


“We must not accept the proposition that a relationship with a government, political organization, religion, belief system, corporation, geographical border, or even family constitutes an irreducible primary. The irreducible primary is the human species, and this fact is firmly established by the unique composition and determinative influences of human beings relative to all that exists.”

Taylor, Rob. The Irreducible Primary: A Dialogue on Nature, Spirituality, and the Human Condition (p. 25). Rob Taylor. Kindle Edition.

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