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A Poem by The They
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Stand strong

and watch the nothingness recede

In the face of the power of your presence.

 

Stand defiant to the open void,

whose closure you force,

but whose critique still lingers.

 

Mark the past as a symbol of your beginning

But abandon it

To the selfish possibilities of your present

 

Regret nothing

And face the future

With the force of your desire.

© 2012 The They


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The They
What should i call this? does anyone have a recommendation? something about the kind of philosophy in this poem seems nihilistic to me.

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I don't know... this annoys me somehow. Maybe because I think these things you describe are mostly simple human nature, and as you might have noticed, I'm generally not too fond humanity. I could agree to most of this - the selfishness, the idea of letting the past go, having no regrets - but those are generally things that most people try to deny or have to be reminded of. And that's probably why I'm annoyed. Well, I guess, for you as the writer, that's a good thing actually. I'm hard to impress, so making me feel -something- is quite an accomplishment. I think this might need a little more work though. Feels like it's not quite finished.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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This is stunning work. There is great wisdom in these words and we should embrace the future and learn from the past. We should hold the beautiful things close and drop the negative on its butt like a bad habit. Great inspirational work and thought.

Posted 8 Years Ago


I don't know... this annoys me somehow. Maybe because I think these things you describe are mostly simple human nature, and as you might have noticed, I'm generally not too fond humanity. I could agree to most of this - the selfishness, the idea of letting the past go, having no regrets - but those are generally things that most people try to deny or have to be reminded of. And that's probably why I'm annoyed. Well, I guess, for you as the writer, that's a good thing actually. I'm hard to impress, so making me feel -something- is quite an accomplishment. I think this might need a little more work though. Feels like it's not quite finished.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

great job :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Titles are such a pain to come up with, unless it just comes. I loved this write though, very powerful. Nicely done!

~anna rose

Posted 8 Years Ago


Defiant Desire maybe? or The Power of Defiance and Desire? I don't know but those two words in particular really jumped at me when I read it.

Posted 8 Years Ago


"face the future with the force of your desire." I loved this piece and the end really hit home for me. A title though, hmmm...

Posted 8 Years Ago



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Tags: selfishness, self-reflection, nihilism, hate, desire, presence, transcendence

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The They
The They

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