Economics Class, Lee University: 09/14/2004 (2:13pm)
Like all the workers at the factory are on a smoke break,
The machines have paused, unproductive,
And the only noise you hear,
Is the lull from the cooling fans, spinning.
Like mass pandemonium at a major intersection of the largest city you can imagine,
Traffic lights are only flashing,
Grandma’s been stuck in the turn lane for a good hour,
And all the other drivers zoom by, taking advantage of such chaos.
Like hearing every sermon you’ve ever sat through,
Echoing in your mind all at once,
“…And they pierced his side…”
“…don’t let the sun go down…”
“…is undeserved favor…”
“Repeat after me…”
And trying to distinguish your favorite one out of the roar of all the others.
This is my state of being during this ridiculous lecture on “Supply and Demand”,
I hear the man speaking,
But it’s only useless noise,
And all that is going on in my mind,
Is Grandma, stuck in the turn lane, for a good hour.
GOD LOVES TEENAGERS!
QUESTION: What does “An idle mind is the Devil’s workshop” mean to you?