Thursday, June 30, 2005

Excerpt from W.H. Auden's "September First, 1939"

All I have is a voice
To undo the folded lie,
The romantic lie in the brain
Of the sensual man-in-the-street
And the lie of Authority
Whose buildings grope the sky:
There is no such thing as the State
And no one exists alone;
Hunger allows no choice
To the citizen or the police;
We must love one another or die.

-W.H. Auden-

I first heard this while watching "Tuesdays with Morrie",
and to tell you what is it about and how Morrie related the line to us.

This is not a direct quote but its a little something like this.

As an infant we depend on our parents to live.
As an old person we depend on others to live.
And we think that in the middle we're independent
and we dont need dependence. Here's a little secret,
thats the time we need it more.

At first it was quite confusing, but here's how i look at it.
During those days, we tend to try some things, we tend to look out
for ourselves, all we think is ourselves. But little did we know of,
we need other's touch like our parents did when they carried us
upon our shoulders during our younger days. We still need others to
live, hence "We must love one another or die".

We should look out for each other. We must serve as a guide, we might
fall down along the way, then we relate them to those who hasnt yet.
Accept the mistakes and guide those who haven't made it yet. Let no one
suffer the same suffering that we did.

"All I have is a voice, to undo the folded lie".
For we are just an individual in this
huge world we live in. But if we all just hush and listen to
those who share and talk with that little voice. And maybe just maybe
we can have the change that we ask for.

This is just something out from my mind. A screaming though if i may add.

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