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The Philosophy of Socrates: Part X

Updated on December 20, 2011

A Man by the river:

I hate my life...water skipping with rocks...flat little things...seemingly floating along the surface...I wish my life was like that,

The ripples making small waves that push along...carrying sediment along the flowing river an piling among the banks,

I want to just enjoy life...the river my only source of freedom from the sadness of life...portraits of lovers everywhere around me,

I wish my love needed me...the tainted form of mistreatment towards my heart always befalls my way of life... free flowing I used to be.


Hello stranger...I can't help but overhear your dillema...I must ask you why you speak this way,

Is there not a better life to lead not constrained within your own sadness?

Do the winds that blow past your ears and the rivers flowing sounds not encourage you to seek investment in your own life?

Does the silence of it all...the reason you come here not do its duty of uplifting your spirits?

Can you not realize this...Must I encourage you over and over until you understand that life's true emancipation only further your needs for liberation?

I ask you...Do you truly want to feel sadness forever...or use the extremity of the emotion to further your goal of eventual conciliation?

Man by the River:

Stranger...I think that this is the reason I came here again today...the fourth time this week...I have been shocked to see my prayers met,

The god's mustve sent you despite my emotional effort to perform your good deed on my hearts realizations,

Stranger I thank you...your kind question of myself has let me see the fuller side of life...the process as a whole rather than emotional parts gleaming,


You only need realize yourself...Know that neither sadness nor happiness define an individual...but the whole of life that restructures oneself,

Will you carry on in sadness...or will you push on in new light of things...the true nature of the Gods?

This I challenge you to partake in...and with this I wish you a greater life to be...Goodbye my friend.

--The Young man nods, and walks on up the rivers edge, whistling as he walked--


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    • BakerRambles profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      I havnt as of yet, do you think it would work? I have a 6 and 12 string guitar acoustic.

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      mark, do you ever put these to music?

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      6 years ago

      Voted up up and away!

      "Can you not realize this...Must I encourage you over and over until you understand that life's true emancipation only further your needs for liberation?"

      Until we can forgive others and firstly ourselves, we will never truly be free.


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