Emancipate, By Brian37

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Emancipate, By Brian37

Emancipate, By Brian37

"Facts are
Stubborn things.....
Whatever may be
Our wishes"

Adams warned
All of us of the folly
To be led
By mere "inclinations"

Also to wit
Another quote relevant
Drawn from the same
Ink well

"Let us dare
To read, think
Speak
And write"

Sage be such
This penmanship
If alive today
Would he heed his own words?

"Let the human mind loose.
It must be
Loose.
It will be loose. "

"Superstition
And dogmatism
Cannot
Confine it.”

If his sense
Of vision
Were observing
Today's advancement

Would he hold
To his proclamations
Of the whims
Of tradition he held then?

Questioning
Always seems
To get attacked
In favor of social norms

Pondering his prose
Gives me pause
To wonder how far
His inquiry would take him

I suspect like most
Adams would not be
Free from the shackles
He claimed we should shed

Threaten a deity
In any society
And that is where
Questioning ends

If a mirror
Were in front of him
Would he, could he
Challenge himself?

For our sake
Collectively
I hope so
It is why we left the caves.

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
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Could I get a mod to change

Could I get a mod to change the title of the thread? It is supposed to be "Emancipate" not "Emancipation". Thanks.

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
Check out my poetry here on Rational Responders Like my poetry thread on Facebook under BrianJames Rational Poet also on twitter under Brianrrs37