Be not

good
bad
nor mediocre

gay
straight
nor any other

a liberal
conservative
nor moderate,
brother

sister
wife
husband
mother

be not labeled
nor determined
ever

for,

you are no thing
you are nothing
you are
you,
aren’t you?

3 thoughts on “Be not

  1. John, thank you for the post! It reminds me of a quote from Teddy Roosevelt you might enjoy: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

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