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