Forsaken Pill to The Real Darwinism Debate
A person debates is life worth living
The council debates is Darwinism really real
Forsaken Pill (Shakespearean sonnet)
I sense the night is falling falling soon
My mind is spinning in this what might be
The end or the beginning of a tune
Soft memories are playing playing still
Reflections are now swaying swaying so
Do I now swallow this forsaken pill
Into a world that I do not yet know
I feel its hand now reaching reaching out
Its welcome sighs were breaching breaching tears
Before awaits a destiny of doubt
I fear the ending rending as it nears
For I have chose to live another day
With heaven’s calling falling far away
A Shakespearean sonnet with a touch of Word Wizardry. This sonnet uses an echo effect followed by a rhyming echo. Then we have something new introduced in the crucial point of the sonnet (the third and "conflict" stanza). If we haven't noticed, the last rhyme within a rhyme combines the echoes of the first two lines. Why?
Life can get pretty hard, pretty confusing, pretty painful, pretty merciless. I have walked the bitter path many times. Perhaps you have also passed though these rough and rugged roads. I pray it wasn't too harsh. And for the lucky few who have been spared the experience, let us all rejoice in their blessing. Many are those who didn't make it through the shadows. Many are they who could take one more step. It is not our place to cast judgments. It is up to us to try.
In our tale we have an individual. An individual who is struggling. He is at the crossroad. He has a pill that will end his suffering. At the point when his pain has reached a pinnacle, he decides not to take the pill. Make no mistake, he has died. It is a different individual who is walking in his shoes.
There are many. many good organizations to help those considering suicide. The challenge is those in the midst of suicide. I vaguely remember when I was going through rough times. Seeking help was the last thing on my mind. It was the caring of my family and friends that got me through. What they did for me, I did for others. And so should we all be. And so I trust, we all are. And in each other's hands we shall grow our light. A light that will guide us through the darkness. A light to a brighter world, that we all can enjoy.
Found a great video on this theme: William Orbit's version of
Samuel Barber "Adagio For Strings"
Let's lighten things up and a little education - very little education
We all know Charles Darwin is the father of evolutionary theory. But did you know he composed a pro/con list that would help him marry Emma Wedgwood? Shortly after he published his theory on evolution, the arguments started. Studio C has graciously put together a reenactment of what might have happened at that first Darwinism debate in a London court. (Some liberties were taken for the sake of laughter.)
This is just a sketch for laughs. Any similarities to real life are purely coincidental. "The Real Darwinism Debate - Studio C"
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