Friday, August 22, 2008

Poems from World History

From the Depths of My Pain

I still cry
whenever I see
the pictures I have
left of you.
When I remember
your sleek beauty,
your speed, your voice,
I can't contain
the racking sobs,
the painful tears,
and the ripping in my heart.
And when I think
the words I always do,
my knees buckle.
I hit the ground hard
to cry into my knees,
because you're not here
to cry to anymore.
I whisper, over and over,
I'm sorry, I'm sorry,
I'm so, so sorry...
I can still hear
your last screams,
and see the blankness
in your eyes,
just before you died.
You didn't even
hear me say goodbye,
and 'I love you...'
one last time.

I love you, I miss you, my heart still screams when I think your name. I'm sorry, I should have been there to save you. I failed you. Please forgive me. Please love me. Please come back.

Quote of the Day

Objectivity and justice have nothing to do with one another.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It's a good quote, and one that really gets you thinking.

How can anyone hand out punishment and pardon if they have no feeling and emotion concerning the crime they judge?
Can a man who is objective to the murder of another man really feel the need for the killer's sentence? Could they be swayed by a well-placed, sensible argument? Is focusing solely on fact and evidence really the best way to decree justice?

How can you decide who's done who wrong if you can feel no passion for a life lost, a body done wrong, or a right encroached upon?



not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unbiased: an objective opinion.
intent upon or dealing with things external to the mind rather than with thoughts or feelings, as a person or a book.


the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness: to uphold the justice of a cause.
rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim or title; justness of ground or reason: to complain with justice.
the moral principle determining just conduct.
conformity to this principle, as manifested in conduct; just conduct, dealing, or treatment.
the administering of deserved punishment or reward.