Our convictions

In an attempt
to win the world over,
we sacrificed
our heart & soul,
bodies beaten
beyond recognition,
life faceless
without our
convictions.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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9 Responses to Our convictions

  1. Can’t argue with that:(

  2. keelymyles says:

    Isn’t that sad and too often the case…

    • I agree. It’s sad, but also a reminder that we are the masters of our own destiny. Selling out our soul is a choice and we have to live with our decisions, good or bad, and accept responsibility for our words and actions. Conformity is for chameleons whose colors jump on the world’s bandwagon, fair weather friends to circumstances. It takes courage (or sheer craziness) to stand out in a crowd. Guilty criminals can be convicted for his/her convictions, as well as innocent heretics and martyrs. In the absence of conviction, we are ships floating at the whim of another’s pleasure, puppets whose fate is controlled by the general public. I’m content with being me. It’s hard, but nobody else is going to do it for me! I hope you have a wonderful day, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

  3. So sad that so many will sacrifice conviction for the sake of acceptance by others.

  4. Silverleaf says:

    Very thought provoking, both the poem itself and your comments. I’m re-reading and really paying attention to this one.

  5. keelymyles says:

    Yes, Tyler. I applaud people living out good convictions even in the face of adversity. As it is said, all it takes for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.

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