Sometimes you wonder
If the people on the prescribing side of red tape
Realize how debilitating some of their rules and regulations actually are.
To those that sit in board rooms and offices
Making rules for the rest of us,
It is important to remember that beyond the neatly written bullet points
And well articulated stipulations are
Trying to make life work.
The gravity of life itself is heavy enough to overcome
Without the man made boundaries that may as well be shackles
Holding us all back.
Bureaucracy has a shiny veneer of order
But an underbelly of stifled dreams and sluggish processes.