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Inspirational, narrative, and friendship poem: written for my brother

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Inspirational, narrative, and friendship poem: written for my brother

 

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the wilderness

  

If it was you who built this up, tear it down. If someone else built it, walk around it. If you cannot walk around it by all means go right on through, but take nothing from inside, smile occasionally, and remember to tell the children that it is sunny out today and they should forget their chores and be outside playing.

 

Truth lives out in the harsh, unfathomable, mindless wilds inside us all, and only hunger will lead us to the hunt, and to the game. And the game is a game, and play has no rules, and you are the wild horse who never was broken- who didnít need to be. You were corralled like all the frantic others, but you alone did not bolt, you alone did not buck. When the maddened rider first mounted, you moved not at all. And even as his crop beat relentlessly upon your flesh, you remained still, and then walked on your own way. You were not broken because there was nothing to break. No wonder they no longer confine you. No wonder you need not thrash to be free.

Jack Haas

 

Excerpted from:

 

THE DREAM OF BEING: aphorisms, ideograms, and aislings

by Jack Haas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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