It is scary sometimes to lose a part
that feels like identity, like we
could be contained in our clothes,
or our sermons
Some traditions are warm marshmallows over low coals
others are lace veils, tangled around tiny ankles
Change means difference of state: Think flames
Progress is change that improves life: S'mores
Regress is change that degrades: ash and pain
Human is the template, but
We take shape, we make space
so our future can contain our oaths
and our wisdom
#life #poetry #progress #learning #wisdom #philosophy
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When I saw your message
I imagined my words striking open eyes
and shining, reflected within
a Man that can revive hearts and lungs
Thank you, for your work
I don't imagine mine saves lives,
tho I strive to save minds
Thank you, for taking the time
to learn emergency medicine
and still further philosophy
It is an honor to be photographed
next to my hero, Thank you.
Your words strike the light in me
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#philosophy #songsfromthemountaintop #poetry #gratitude #greatminds
I Don’t Wake
quik, What's the biggest difference between rains and tides?
One can feed the fields, one can kill for miles
What's the reason I have for defending mine?
I'll give you a hint, this is the war of ideas
This is war when you wake to news every day
Calls to violence and injustice. Quik What's the name
for "these days"?
When war takes taxes like names
We need heroes with resumés
We need houses in safe places
Not bombs everyday. Sometimes,
peace costs more than a brave face
To cross oceans takes more than a spotlight
You have to drive yourself through the storms
I will not be at war.
I will not pay
for those who keep me fighting
I will not stand for death
I will not be defined by "these trying times."
I correct them. I define myself
I am the good I want to see
justice. Refuse to do right
Moral means to strive for my life.
Quick! Nobody's free while they die
I want to trade ideas—the good ones—
I want bad Gods burned for war crimes
When I stop struggling for power
I have it. When I stop praying to peace
I make it.
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#Motivation #lifelessons #philosophy #war #peace #rise