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What Would Gibran Do? THE OCEAN LAUGHS ALWAYS WITH THE INNOCENT

 
You delight in laying down Laws,  
Yet you delight more in breaking them.  
Like children who play by the ocean building sand-towers with constancy and then destroy them with laughter.  
But while you build your sand-towers the ocean brings more sand to the shore,  
And when you destroy them, the ocean laughs with you.  
Verily the ocean laughs with the innocent.
 

 ~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet  

 
 
This is a child on the beach  
gathering sand in these hands, each  
drawing towards me raw building materials  
to complement the I'm Material  
world I alone create  
 
Some magnets are strong  
but never pique  
unless they have attracted  
too much of what doesn't belong  
 
And for far too long  
I was weak  
 
and for far too long  
I mostly reacted  
 
but now I know  
that there is no  
limit to my reach  
 
I am that child on the beach  
 
gathering sand in these hands, each  
pulling towards myself  
raw building materials  
to complement realities  
I alone create  
 
 
JohnnyBlaze
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inspired by Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet"
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