The Social Fabric

The social fabric is a magic fabric
Woven from our obligations
Our debts unpaid and favours owed
For the balance of the greater good

Woven from our hopes and dreams
Our vision of a better future
Our memories of a glorious past
And the stories shared between us

The social fabric is a fragile fabric
That can be torn and shredded
By selfishness and greed
By secrecy and scheming

Ripped apart, unraveled
By violence and power
By divisiveness and hate
And the politics of fear

The social fabric is a precious fabric
It protects us with its cover
And is all that stands between
Our kindness and indifference

Without this cloth to dress us
We would be naked in this world
And face the icy Universe
Each one of us alone

Bard – 2019

2 thoughts on “The Social Fabric

  1. Bard
    So special, delightfully true. Your expressive wisdom is a precious gift few have. I’m waiting for the book.
    Evie Mans.

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  2. Thanks, Evie. I am glad you like my writings. I am working very hard to get the book finished before we leave for Europe. Your support is extra motivation.

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