What constitutes normality
And by what standards does it exist?
Is it simply familiarity
Or does it entail a formal list?
Because ‘normal’ to one is simply not to another
Since the lenses through whom we see,
Paint a different picture with a differing perspective
According to whom we choose to be.
To be normal is to conform to a type
A regular pattern with a standard;
A natural way of observation
A typical way of being branded.
But normality can be construed
Or misused through ideologies;
Particularly once laws are enacted
So through mainstream eyes we see.
It’s not normal to be greedy
Or to hate and envy too;
It’s not normal to be selfish
Or to covet what others do.
It’s not normal to hoard possessions
Whilst our neighbour cries in pain;
It’s not normal to close our ears
Whilst the poor and needy complain.
It’s not normal to live a hurried life
Or absorbed to be entertained;
It’s not normal to abuse the environment
Or where resources are drained.
So when we speak of ‘normal’
What does it really constitute?
Since there are differing opinions
And ones we must refute.
To be normal is to love our neighbour
And to not harm in any way;
It’s to respect our family members
Where parental honor will remain.
To be normal is to care
To extend a loving hand;
With a gentleness and goodness
That every language understands.
It’s to love God with our heart
And to trust in His plan;
To revere His holy word
And to follow His commands.
Back to normal needs to change its face
And all that it was accustomed to,
With renewed morals and timeless values
And a new heart in all we do.
(C) P.B. 2020
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your might, and your neighbour as yourself.” Luke 10:27
“If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself’ you do well.” James 2:8