„Kto miłości nie zna, ten żyje szczęśliwy,
I noc ma spokojna, i dzień nietęskliwy.
W cichym, własnym domu!”
~Adam Mickiewicz „Dziady” cześć III
Damn, I really hope you’re not pulling back. I want you to see how good I can be for you. Please don’t fight it, let me show you what it’s like to be treated right.
swords pierce through my heart
you’re with her, you both smile wide
i’m empty of you
The civil-rights activist (Martin Luther King, Jr.) said that in order for people to condemn injustice, they must go through four stages.
The first stage is that the people must ascertain that indeed injustices are being perpetrated. In his case, it was injustices against African-Americans in the United States.
The second stage is negotiation, that is, to approach the oppressor, and demand justice.
Should the oppressor refuse, King said that the third stage is self-purification.
And, this starts with the question: “Are we ourselves wrongdoers? Are we ourselves oppressors?”
The fourth stage, then, is to take action after sincere self-examination, after removing our own wrongs, before demanding justice from others.
—Hamza Yusuf, from Purification of the Heart
So full of fright
What’s wrong with you
What’s not alright
Why are you hurt
What is that pace
Your beat is not
A mighty race
You’re like a leaf
So fragile, soft
With every wind
You‘re shaken up
So please calm down
And be at rest
Your life is not
And endless test
-when your heart feels like a trembling leaf