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#1 David Lee

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:00 AM

Monolith
Monolith, the power of singularity reaching for the sky,
As if one could see the universe with the naked eye,
Where it goes, life flourishes and follows,
And where it woes there are stark pains and sorrows.

To look up is to revere justly,
The mind that has made it so purposefully,
In far off distances, it will still be seen,
Its beauty and glory like His queen,
This is an awesome power Man hath wrought,
And the purest bliss He hath bought.

If God can only make a tree,
Man hath constructed buildings to become free,
Oh! Where could such passions lie?
Surely, not in heaven, in a prayer nor a cry!
Neither is it in an angry yawp, nor in the barrel of a gun,
But in rational minds that has reached farther than the sun!

Dost thou see the lights shimmering on the yonder?
They shine so earnestly, unlike the lightning and thunder,
It seems that they only do so flicker,
For those who has succeeded as a reminder that He should be no meeker.

If in these words, I express and bellow,
My immense and intense joy,
To the upward glance, to my fellow,
To say, “My good man, Ahoy!”




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Edited by David Lee, 03 May 2011 - 10:03 AM.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 11:59 AM

There are no true monoliths. Everything that exists is made of little itty bitty things.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 12:44 PM

Welcome back, David!

I always enjoyed your original viewpoint.

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"To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge". Nicolaus Copernicus (An original objectivist) 1473-1543 ***No man may be smaller than his philosophy...***

#4 David Lee

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:59 AM

I've been visiting from time to time but as a guest. Couldn't spend a few more clicks to reset my password. So, it seems that things have "slowed down" here in the posts I mean -- or is it because I'm on the outside looking in?
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 05:50 AM

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Hi David,

Thanks for the fine thoughts in verse.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 06:04 AM

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Hi David,

Thanks for the fine thoughts in verse.


You're very welcome.

I just would like to add a bit of background: Those cranes on the picture are the ones that I was referring to in my poem. "MONOLITH" was the name on it. I was walking home when I passed by a construction site. That was taken another day when I was going to the grocery. My thought then was, "The Sun seems to be within reach now, huh."
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