Create Your Own Poem Thread!
No poetry chat thread here yet, eh?
Well, I feel like sharing one. I wrote this a few months back, and is dedicated to those who do not give up:
Hard the fall did break the bone
and sharp the pain that hit the nerve
Rough the storm weakened the soul
and farther did the target go
Sharp the rocks that bleed the feet
whose mind wavered just a bit
Blind the light that meets the eye
made the path twice as wide
Thirst one need to satisfy
made a hint of turning round
Yet on and on to where no one's gone
moving forward and beyond
To reach the goal the motivation
for champions move forget frustration
Pain will come and pain will go
but courage not all people know
Feel free to join in and express yourself! But please try to avoid the corny love poems
The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day. That is real freedom. The alternative is unconsciousness, the default-setting, the “rat race” — the constant gnawing sense of having had and lost some infinite thing. It is about simple awareness — awareness of what is so real and essential, so hidden in plain sight all around us, that we have to keep reminding ourselves, over and over: “This is water, this is water.” It is unimaginably hard to do this, to stay conscious and alive, day in and day out. - David Foster Wallace
Last edited by Pfloyd : 06-26-2008 at 09:59 AM.