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THE MOTTO OF THOSE WHO WOULD BE WHO THEY ARE

The necessity to be what one is: greater even
Standing apart
Alone, but my own
Socially outcast
Oh, the petty punitive bleetings
The bahh, bahh of the herd when one’s back is turned
(At least have the courage to speak to my face, cowards)
Like animals who are cursed to remain there
To repeat every move and mouthing of those who in turn live in mirrors
Imprisoned by the Yellow Emperor
All to escape the risk of Difference
Oh the labels, the scowls, the temerity of the lobotomized

We all face choices and therein follow consequences
Solitude or the idle chatter of the They
Insipid bleetings or the words of brilliance, which fill my shelves
Keeping one’s mouth closed or eating the ignorant like so many young
After all, how does one remain silent in the face of willful stupidity and live with oneself
This is not the ignorance of the underprivileged
But the self-imposed blindness of those who render their minds and voices to the great “DITTO”

Importantly, one must ask as to the morality of silence
(If only the majority were so, Dick)
Is it not a responsibility, a solemn duty, to speak up
To hell with their castigation
(Look it up: you have 4 hooves at your disposal, after all)
Hemlock to imbibe
Only in their self-resenting fantasies
Then again, what do sheep know of Socrates
He corrupted the youth
It would be laughable, were it not so tragic
Intellectual infanticide
Complicity in the destruction of all claimed as dear to them

Thus
BE BOLD
SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER
CREATE YOUR REALITY AND COMPEL OTHERS TO SUBMIT OR VACATE
SUCH IS THE MOTTO OF WE LONELY ONES

THE MOTTO OF THOSE WHO WOULD BE WHO THEY ARE

Rusty Gentry

Joined November 2007

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Artist's Description

I cannot but dedicate this work to Raymond, as it was a discussion of ours, which led me to jot down the skeleton of this piece. TRUTH TO POWER, my friend.

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