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the joy of nihilism

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the joy of nihilism

to be truly free
requires a studied absence of care

living to truly see
a world through open eyes aware

unencumbered by belief 
or sentimental grief 


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  1. Date: 1/21/2011 4:37:00 PM
    I don't know if I could ever look at the world with an "absence of care." I don't know how people do it. It's certainly not for me as I carry too much sentimentality with me. Still, I do try to keep my eyes open and aware. Raskolnikov is a very intriguing character, isn't he, Stephen? This is quite a thought-provoking poem. (I used to do PR for the FL Assoc. of Insurance agents and we looked upon GEICO as a reptile.) Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 9:41:00 AM
    I do not know much about the study of nihilism but I sure love this poem!

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 8:10:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful poetry with us. I enjoyed reading it today Stephen. May you have a wonderful weekend and always find inspiration to continue your writing. Love, Carol