Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Let the work of change begin."

This is a response to the post below this one.

To those eyes that have seen history, to those who unwillingly carry the duties of yesterday and today and tomorrow and forever more, to who have shunned from liberal conspiracy and romantic drivel, to mothers who have lost their sons to war and daughters to glowing screens, to those who countdown to something different, to the few glad to be where they are, to the inhabitants of a broken world and those being mended, to those who don’t get it and those who want to, to lovers, rapists, abusers, and drug users, to the forgiven and the forgetful, to the investors and the gamblers, to those who are holding on and those who’ve let go, to the working class and the workless, to the drones and the liars, to the hearth and the salamander, to everyone around here and everyone we don’t know yet, to the defeated, to the cows and the poor, to those who want for more and those who don’t know what they want, to the just, to those who ask for too much and those who have yet to ask for anything, to the subjects, to the helpful and the helpless, to the collectors, to the spectators, to all the King’s horses and all the King’s men, to the child that cries when innocence dies, to those whose attention spans beyond election cycles, to thinkers who provoke, to the provoking and the provoked, to the idols and the pathetic, to the women who bear children and the children who know not what they are, to those who can not read this, to the door holders, to the history buffs, to the self-important and the humble, to the children who wish to share with their parents, to those who can’t sleep, can’t write, can’t eat, can’t talk to people, to the absurdists who think that you’re the weird one, to the clown and the poet, to those who say nothing and those who won’t shut up (yet have nothing to say), to the responsible, to the meaningful, to the feminists and the chauvinists, to the unqualified and the overrated, to the anti-social, to those who still take baths, to the old and the new, to the dead and the living, to those who don’t know what to do anymore, to the lawyers, employers, creators, and destroyers, and to the evangelicals who damn all of these sinners –

You are not all that different.

4 comments:

  1. Is this in RTDM?

    This is probably my favorite piece of writing of yours that I have ever read. Seriously.

    (And I am not just saying that to make you feel better.)

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  2. This seems like it would be the ending to a really important movie.
    I hear George Clooney's voice saying "You are not all that different."
    You should make that happen.

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  3. Again...if it isn't in the movie, can you at least put this in Chicken Pox?

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  4. yeah, i submitted it.
    i'm thinking of cutting a scene, so i may put it in the movie.

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