DO YOU REMEMBER ME?

oskilo85 By oskilo85, 16th May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3jdxe2r9/
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without inspiration, writing will be next to impossible; creating anything will be completely futile; life will be drab. this poem paints the effects of inspiration and why we need it in our lives.

DO YOU REMEMBER ME?

DO YOU REMEMBER ME?

Do you remember me?
I was the breeze that blew your sails
As it billowed across uncharted seas
In lecture halls and libraries.

I was the candle flame that drove away
The cobwebs of ignorance
And grooves of darkness
That shunned the illumination
That Alexandria’s Lighthouse promised.

I am that which penned Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex;
Stood at Galileo’s elbow
When he shouted ‘Eureka!’
I fought alongside Alexander the Great
When he began the carving of the ancient world.
I was there when the Great Chaka bested Zwide
And wooed the beautiful Noliwe.
I watched Pericles struggle
With marble in beautiful Athens
And Socrates question the youths
From foolishness to wisdom and back.
I sat with Marx while he propounded socialism
And held Nietzsche's hand
When he glorified the Aryan race.
I tossed and turned with Gates
As he polished Microsoft to megabucks.
Yet I strode with Gandhi along the salt mines
In Great Buddha’s country
When the revolution for freedom began.
I considered with Dickens
The fate of the British poor in Oliver Twist
And motivated Columbus
To circumnavigate the earth crust
With hopes of reaching a rich coast.
I served with Mandela
While he languished in enforced solitude,
After I had stumbled alongside Lincoln
When the death became too much.

I was Captain Hastings
In Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes;
The oracle at Thebes
In Herodotus’ ancient Greece.
I was the she wolf
That breastfed Romulus and his brother;
The shining light
On the brow of the apostles
And the designer of the Tower of Babel.
I am the poetry, the song;
The prose, the word;
The drama, the action;
The essay, the thought;
I am the muse, the inspiration
Separating man from the crowd.
Do you remember me?

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History, Inspiration, Inspirational Thought, Literature, Poetry

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author avatar oskilo85
I am an amateur poet, writer, amateur blogger, social critic, teacher and book junkie. My writings are focused on literature, social issues, entertainment and politics

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th May 2015 (#)

An ode to inspiration that drives every action of ours - let us be positively inspired with passion too. You have covered from all angles, oskilo85 - siva

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author avatar oskilo85
17th May 2015 (#)

Thanks siva. That is the truth. In every aspect of life, inspiration is needed for man to break out of the mould and stand unique.

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author avatar Ptrikha
18th May 2015 (#)

Great poetry. Well written.

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author avatar oskilo85
18th May 2015 (#)

thanks Ptrikha

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