Grace Greatness

Ocean and shoreline.

Damn you for your folly.
Damn you for your arrogance.
Damn you for your violence.
Damn you for your pride.

You strut and march and shout
and call it greatness.
You harm and maim and kill
and call it greatness.

You entertain the wealthy,
set aside the sick,
refuse the refugee,
and call it greatness.

While I have known a woman
in whose presence every soul
received a lift. Every soul
was lightened by her gift.

Of greatness you know nothing,
and so you damn yourself.
Of greatness you know nothing,
and so you damn us all.

Photo by Eric Anderson.

2 responses to “Grace Greatness

  1. I am bemused by the fact that my view of this post has “NO Guilt” and an arrow pointing back to the last post while undoubtedly it has “damn you” and an arrow pointing this way — and so we live between no guilt and damn you forgiven and responsible.

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