Building Blocks to Life

The world
is in desperate need of
Original thinkers.
Philosophers, who dare to speak
Fresh truth to power.
Not for the sake of gaining
Meaningless self comforts
But to empower;
To encourage thoughtful conversation.
True influence encourages
Not to be easily influenced;
To think for yourselves
To enhance your life experience.

Negativity originates from a source
Outside of the self,
Because the self only acts to build.
To connect.
To create not to destroy.
Ideas built on grains of Negativity never stand
Because the self was not involved.

Self reflected thoughts
Matter simply
Because they don’t conform
To the “norms” of a dying collective;
So challenge yourself
To think radically.
Think to build and create.
Think to love and harmonize. Think with originality,
One original thought
Can save your life
And the lives of humanity.


Called to Influence

Influential people
Often question thier sanity. Escaping the collective
Is a lonely and difficult process,
But is necessary to end
The conditions that
Plague the individual.

To those who are called greatness:
Express eternal words and actions
That exist beyond your
Natural eyes can see.
Your righteous influence
May not manifest until after
This physical body is dust.


The Honorable Frederick Douglass