Gregory Allen Uhan

Rookie - 0 Points (December 24,1987 / Warren, Michigan)

A Vow

Vow now to
stop pointing out
every self-apparent flaw

invest no further believe
in the cynics faith

its in your power to escape
the cursed-self-inflicted-fate

can never count out life
only lose life
counting down death

see that societal contempt
only serves to mutate
abject self-destruction
further proliferates
deconstructive hate

keeping tally of the negative
causes everyone to lose

competition provides
the upper hand to no one

- its sad
how quick we often adapt
to the devil's of self destructive
pseudo personal philosophy

let us never again make the mistake
of measuring wealth outside of
our inherent-selves

looking only for what the world can offer
us for our efforts

waking to realize what our efforts
have to offer the world

to be prudent in production
yet remaining
spontaneous in song

stop saying
were doomed to
become our parents

realize we are the proud
life preservers
of the human pond

look to the past for guidance
lead ourselves from the present

moving forward
inspiring generations to come

Society's ceiling is
caving in, let us redefine
our concept of growth
before its too late

economic collapse
need not mark
humanity's downfall

applied patience will
announce the proper
placement of all

believe is cultivated
never borne of thin air

'now in order for me to truly help
I must leave you here alone to find yourself'

-sometimes even the most loyal of company
provides but a false shield of security

Submitted: Monday, July 09, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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