• This is Earth


    A poem about the bravery that is a necessary component of living life on earth.


    Where each breath and step is none but a progression towards death.
    Where pain is the loud and bloody birthing ground for peace.
    Our cowardice saves us from nothing 
    in a world where bravery was never a choice.
    It leaks like sweat from the pores.
    It is dried in the sun of our commitment to live.
    Where a trillion lives are spinning through the cosmos;
    at a thousand miles per hour 
    with no destination in sight.
    Our faith is placed in the color of our blood,
    in the salt of our tears.
    Where the heart is broken and it keeps on beating just the same.
    Where love is the only evidence we have that God exists;
    something greater than ourselves 
    and the blindness with which we fumble through life.
    Our cowardice saves us from nothing 
    in a world where bravery was never a choice.
    Where no matter how careful you are, you will die.
    Some of us simply arrive at death safely.
    But in honest defeat,
    with a life half lived.
    Drenched in the sweat of our own cowardice,
    having made no commitment to fully live.
    Where in some distant desert a flower opens,
    offering it’s frailty to the world.
    And therein lies its strength.
    A coward is incapable of love.
    And so he has no evidence that God exists;
    something greater than himself.
    Our cowardice saves us from nothing
    in a world where bravery was never a choice…
    So love
    Because 
    This is earth.
    This is earth.