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For what I fear

April 24, 2014
By Valor GOLD, Hawthorne, California
Valor GOLD, Hawthorne, California
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Favorite Quote:
“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space


A worn and torn man sits and looks at the world outside
the time he has is limited
He Is more than aware of that but he doesn't care
The past he knew was going to be lost with him
But the fear of death was something that did not scare him
It was the fear for everyone else the children,Men and woman
He wanted them to know his actions
He wanted to be like the heros of Roman times
He wanted them to know about his war stories his sob stories his stories of his childhood
He wanted to tell the world every bit of knowledge that he possessed
But the room was empty no one was there to hear his story.



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on Jun. 8 2014 at 11:31 pm
Nella.Girl97 BRONZE, Ashland, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Keep on dreaming even if it breaks your heart."

Well written and wonderful! Just felt the flow wad off a bit!

Valor GOLD said...
on Apr. 25 2014 at 11:06 pm
Valor GOLD, Hawthorne, California
15 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

I thank you for your kind words my freind 

on Apr. 25 2014 at 1:19 am
TheOceansBlackBird SILVER, Richmond, California
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Favorite Quote:
One persons craziness is another persons reality
-Tim Burton

and then there's this one
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This is really good. It captivated me in a sort of morbid way, but that's a good thing.. for of course this is not meant to be a happy poem. I have to say that the ending could have been worded a little differently so as to make it just slightly stronger... but otherwsie this was an fascintaing free verse,

on Apr. 25 2014 at 1:01 am
TheRealUniverse, Nowhere, Other
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The story is in my opinion saying that his fear is having is life remain unknown.  He wants others to know his works, what he has done, or maybe even just sentimental things he has kept from the past.  He's afraid that as death draws near, whatever great he has done will be forgotten or because it isn't known, lost in time.  This is a very good piece and I enjoy seeing work like this.  I hope to see much more.  The best thing about it for me, is that unless you through roughly read it, you will not understand it.  Making it a confusing read for the quick eye, but a magnificent read for the one who takes time to see the greatness in it.  Well done!  Thank you!!!


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