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Poetry Archive #2 (large sketch book)


Stand up for your convictions

Whatever they are

Whatever obstacles stand in your way

Whatever others may think


Feel deeply your inner strength

Let your actions serve your will

As your will strives to serve the greater good

Fear overcome is the beginning of ecstasy


The struggle outweighs the outcome

The journey surpasses the destination

Passive acceptance is the bastion of the weak

The meek have inherited nothing


Dare to give your life meaning

Share freely what you have experienced

Care about what really matters

Tear down obstacles to justice


Categories: poetry, Uncategorized
  1. rebwg
    September 30, 2008 at 3:25 am

    Odd to me that a statement of resistance brought upon me a feeling of calm…I wondered if you had recently been reading Wendell Berry.

  2. Mike
    September 30, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Actually i have his “Manifesto: The Mad Liberation Front” posted on my office wall, but i wrote that piece around 2002 maybe, and hadn’t had any Berry exposure for a few years, but i can see the influence. The big thing i have learned from re-reading my old notebooks is how often i write the same poem. I found one that contained the same ideas of one i finished a few months ago that i’d written 6 years ago and forgotten about. It leads me to question how original anything i’ve written is. I remember a line i was all proudly obsessed with and re-read Gravity’s Rainbow and found the line in their, which i had read about 3 months prior to when i came up with that piece of genius. glad you liked the piece though.

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