A Coward's Sacrifice

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 19:14 -- ramosp

Had I the courage, I would save the world

 

Save it from greed, poverty, malice, guilt

I would save it from itself

I would absorb all the pain in the universe so that others wouldn't feel it

Had I the courage, I'd do it

 

But I won't

Because all the pain in the universe makes every man, woman, and child on this planet feel alive

The moment one walks the line between life and death is the crux of anything and everything that ever mattered

From bruised cheeks to deep cuts, every heartbeat, every pump of fresh blood through dying veins is a gasp for air that is suddenly scarce or otherwise no longer fills the void within

 

Without death, what is life?

 

I won't change the world by making things better, by curing cancer or ridding it of poverty

Rather, I'll change the world by making it see what was once obscure

 

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