Daniel Artemas Harmon

Rookie (May 10,1965 / Berkeley, Ca.)

Pass on what you know


Body, you say, or soul,
not understanding the whole.
When worms crawl through your brain
nothing of soul will remain-
there is no separate role.

Flick on the light: It will glow.
Flick it off and it will go.
So, when you die, will your mind,
go out and leave nothing behind
unless you pass on what you know.

And if you know nothing, like me,
you'll simply go pfft! and not be.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Edited: Sunday, May 01, 2011

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  • Rookie - 1 Points Isam Hussain (3/16/2011 10:40:00 AM)

    You express a valid point well; but the brain is just another organ like the rest. It functions but does not create what is already created (the soul) . You are not what you pass on; you are already you and and will always be. Make sure that you are good. (Report) Reply

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