Sara Stowell

As If You Own The Light - Poem by Sara Stowell

Let no man reach or try to teach
beyond what he can prove,
for then a man begins to preach
and truth is forced to move.

To find belief may bring relief
in all that you may do,
but for another only grief-
belief belongs to you.

Philosophy in privacy
is man's eternal right,
but don't pass on the legacy
as if you own the light.

To disagree with you and me
is dialectic's call,
so keep your own eternity
at peace inside your all.

Opinions made are often paid
with blood upon the field,
though memories just seem to fade
behind denial's shield.

Our past conceit is quite replete
with philosophic war.
We act as though we are elite,
let's play this game no more!

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 23, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 17, 2010

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