Rise!

 

Rise!

What of our children and the challenge
they face, this world we have graced
with such darkness? Will they follow our lead
and foster the hate that grows, or shed
this weight we’ve placed on their shoulders?
Will the timid rise to right these wrongs
before they, too, are the disadvantaged?

This is my response to Jane Dougherty’s A Month with Yeats: Day Sixteen (each day a new Yeats quote).

“Do you not hear me calling, white deer with no horns?”
W.B. Yeats

Occasionally, we should remind ourselves of a quote referring to the I Ching that I read today in a blog by Kerfe, at Method Two Madness:
“Do not think at the moments when you see no light that there is no light at all.”
–Fritz Blok

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14 thoughts on “Rise!

  1. Thanks for the link Ken.
    Yes, that quote should definitely be remembered.
    I’m always telling my daughters it’s up to them now…we blew our chance, but they could still turn things around. I hope they will.

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  2. Wonderfully written and timely, Ken. I often wonder the same thing having two “kids” in their twenties now. Maybe positive changes are still possible? I hope so, but my husband and I often talk about how the world is so different for our son and daughter than when we were their age. It’s sad…
    ~Lauren

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