The Words are my Shackles

January 29, 2012
By Passion4 PLATINUM, Ponte Vedra, Florida
Passion4 PLATINUM, Ponte Vedra, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Real life sucks losers dry. If you want to f*** with the eagles, you gotta learn to fly." -Heathers


Wealth is at my fingertips.
All I want to do- is LEARN.
But these ideas aren't real-
they are human
they are created- by man.
"Words are not absolute
and cannot define the absolute."
It
Means
Nothing.
I scream and cry and beg
for these words
to leave
me
ALONE!
I wish I could go back
to a time
when my mind could be
F
R
E
E
but these human ideas-
these words and labels
are restless.
And they do not leave you.
Once they are rooted in,
you cannot pull them out.

SO although I want to learn-
I feel constrained.
You can only reach a certain
point, with these words as
Shackles

upon your wrists.


The author's comments:
This was inspired by the Tao Te Ching. There is a piece in it about how a name or label does not change the object it describes, and that once we try to define something by language, we destroy, or devalue, the essence of its being. Like the quote from "Romeo and Juliet," "That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet."

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