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Superstition or Blind Faith

by Douglas Colston

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Getting lost may be associated with

confusing others (and becoming confused),

being obsessed or fanatical and

even charm and infatuation.

Some may even conflate truth with belief,

trust with evidence

and expression with information.

The region 'superstition' or 'blind faith'?

The state of wandering, stupefaction,

being consumed or narrow-mindedness


expectation, certainty, hope and communication

befuddles, mesmerizes, misleads and is bigotedly dogmatic.


Black and white photo of the author, Douglas Colston.
Douglas Colston

Douglas Colston hails from Australia, has played in Ska bands and picked up university degrees, supported his parents during terminal illnesses, developed chronic mental and physical illnesses pursuant to sustained workplace harassment, married his love, fathered two great children, had his inheritance embezzled and among other things. He is pursuing a PhD he hopes will provide a positive contribution to the zeitgeist. His fiction, nonfiction and poetry has appeared in various anthologies and magazines, including: POETiCA REViEW; Impspired; New Note Poetry; Rue Scribe; Inlandia: A Literary Journey; and Revue {R}évolution.

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