Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Idea not the man

We are told to remember the idea

Not the man.

Because a man can fail.

He can be killed and forgotten.

But four hundred years later an idea can still change the world.

I’ve witnessed first hand the power of ideas.

I’ve seen people kill in the name of them

And die defending them.

But you cannot touch an idea

Cannot hold it or kiss it.

An idea does not bleed

It cannot feel pain

And it does not love.

And it is not an idea that I miss

It is a man.

A man who made me remember the idea

An idea of the power of love

A man I will never forget.


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