Dana / 16 / XLII / JDC
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
Rest in peace.
"Some people think crying shows weakness. Some people choose to hold tears back. Some people believe crying is useless. Well, I believe crying is healthy. There will come a day, or maybe even a week, when everything seems to go wrong. You’ve been disappointed. You realize you’re not good enough. You can’t get what you want. & then, no one seems to understand. But you know what. Just cry. It doesn’t mean crying everyday but just sit yourself down & cry.Think about what’s been killing you. What’s been festering inside. Let every single negative thing out. & after you cry, never think about it again. Crying doesn’t mean you’re breaking down but it’s signs of strength. Don’t ignore your feelings, instead embrace them. Walk away stronger. Stand taller. & never let those things bring you down ever again."