Discussion of Henry David Thoreau’s Life Without Principle


“An efficient and valuable man does what he can, whether the community pay him for it or not (Thoreau, 380)”

What if one day the only jobs left were those that did not get any pay? What if the most important jobs were those that never got any pay? Mothers do not get paid but without the good ones we would be left with horrible people. If we didn’t get paid to do what we do, how many of us would still do that job? How many jobs would still exist? Are we spending our lives efficiently by doing what we love, what serves the most people even if we never get paid? Would you still be working if you never got paid? Is your job that important? Some of us waste our lives doing something we could never love, while we judge others that don’t make much but only do what they love.

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Crowns

I looked for a crown to match mine

Maybe I was confused all the time

I didn’t see the whole thing

I only asked for simple string

I should have asked for everything

I can now see that there are things I have

that you cannot get anywhere else

so I should ask for things wide as asteroid belts

I should ask for all that I am

because I am beyond Abram

I have been renamed and you will be the same

We live in the skies

You were waiting for me to rise

Best Friend

I love you because you are my best friend

I can talk to you time and again

You are like me but what you’ll be we will see

You are smart and kind

You are thoughtful all the time

You make me a better me

You are the reason why

I can’t think of a better time

I love you because I choose you

I choose to see you through

I love you and I can’t wait for you to tell me

some of your secrets

I’ve loved you all along

And anyone who didn’t is wrong

I love you through all the universes

and I can’t wait to traverse it

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Love Eternal

My love is eternal

but you are temporary

your emotions come and go

you’d like to pretend you didn’t so

if only I could pretend too

what would it do

what if I pretended all along

that it was you that made the song

My love is eternal

and it hurts for that long

I loved you before I knew

I loved you and you were the worst in my life

I forgive you and you put me through the most

Caused the most strife

I couldn’t get rid of it and God knows I tried

I cried for years and years

You ignored the tears

You caused those tears and I wanted to get rid of this love eternal

but it followed me and brought me to my knees on a regular basis

now my heart is in stasis

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Canceled Plans

I will always cancel the plans

and make them again

You are not in the hand

You are a joker on the side

what is a side

something that you don’t need

something to do with greed

Laughing at the seed

that you think is buried

but it’s a seed that should have waited til you married

Things could go so well if you stayed in your own hell

So many calls

that I’ll never answer

because I don’t know whose on the other side

someone who chose to go along for the ride

and be a pawn just to get along

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Discussion of Grimm’s Fairytale The Cobbler and The Elves

The Cobbler is extremely poor and he is making shoes. He is about to run out of fabric so he lays out the last batch to make a pair in the morning. When he wakes up in the morning the shoes are made. They are so well made someone buys them for a higher price. The cobbler leaves out more fabric. The shoes are made when he wakes up in the morning. He sells them at a higher price. He and his wife stay up to see who made the shoes. They see some elves that are naked have made the shoes. They make the elves some clothes. The elves are so happy and the cobbler never has to be poor again.

Sometimes we have worked until we cannot anymore and someone comes along to save us. We never have to work so hard again. When you catch your stride or your purpose you never have to work hard again.

Have you caught your stride, your purpose, or your muse?

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Family

We are the family

I see it in your eyes

I hear it in your voice

I’m loving the life

No one can get in the way

It is time

It is the reason why I am here waiting

I just didn’t know what I was waiting for

I’m still for the arrival

The business is almost finished

Or maybe it just started

We are all so guarded

But we broke down any walls

Without much fight

I keep losing things but I’m tired

of losing them

and I’m going to win.

Discussion of Wild Seed By Octavia Butler

Doro searches for Anyanwu. He needs someone immortal. He gives her to his son Isaac, but she loves him. Anyanwu marries Isaac, but she hates Doro for it. Later Doro takes Anyanwu as his wife. She wants to die because Doro is a killer.

Love is out there looking for us while we look for it. Usually it comes when we are not looking. It comes and destroys normalcy and logic. Logic and love don’t exist together. Sometimes love comes and we are not ready. Maybe they are not ready. I don’t think I’m ever ready for disruption. I like the waterfalls I’m used to, but in a sense I knew there was something out there waiting for me. I don’t want it, but it won’t go away. I tried everyday until I cried it away. Really all I did was give it a bigger space. The more I tried to erase, the more it took up space. I’m still at odds with it because it was easy before, but maybe this time it is more.