Below is the poem entitled Nothing new under the sun which was written by poet
Baldwin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Challenge the thoughts of today and you'll be labeled a nut,
A hundred years from now you'll be praised as a great figure in history.
Those who will only cheer the Status quo serve humanity a great defeat
Galileo confirmed that the Earth went around the sun – and not the other way around – and
was charged with heresy in 1633. He spent the rest of his life under house arrest in
Tuscany. Only in 1992 did Pope John Paul admit that the church's treatment of Galileo had
been a mistake.
Galileo was no dummy.... he knew any challenge to "The Power" would bring him dier concequences.
He decided to tell it like it is away, and for that reason alone he has lived on.
“Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker.
Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy.
Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’
than the stigma of conformity.
And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and
be counted at any cost.”
-Thomas J. Watson