Posts Tagged ‘important’

For Robin Williams

August 13, 2014

for Robin Williams

So many things I’d never thought of
You spouted naturally
At a speed most can’t keep up with
You let it all flow free

You were the epitome of human being
Kindness incarnate
Not making fun of others
But of life for us to laugh

The clown crying inside
Some mock the creative fire
That enlightens and consumes us
As we forgive them and reach higher

It hurts to live with cruelty
What about this life is not?
Kindness laughing freely
I hope that’s what you’ve got

I choose to live in a place
With legal death with dignity
You chose your time and way
Someday we’ll all be free

Gentle spirit, judge me not
As I will not judge you
Smile now and forever, my friend
That’s how I’ll remember you

from A Call to Contemplation by Franki deMerle


The Unimportance of Importance

March 27, 2012

Last night I dreamed about how I used to think it was important to do something important, but now I understand that doing something important isn’t what’s important at all. In a virtual world where opinions are spouted without consideration for consequences to others’ differences, and with so little tolerance in the mix, just being kind is monumental. In a world full of snap judgments, tolerance is more important than  recognition. Before judging, realization of how little one really knows might be considered. One never knows what others are thinking or what they actually know, and trying to find out isn’t important. I guess I finally understand that blogging is sharing with everyone letters one writes to oneself. By the way, I’m still working on Five Flowers (novel) and Child of the Universe (poetry). I just understand how, in the overall scheme of things, it’s not important, and that’s why I’ll keep working.

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