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eastward I go only by force;

but westward I go free.

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Created on 2011-12-30 20:45:45 (#1338957), last updated 2013-10-08 (210 weeks ago)

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Name:Todd Anderson
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"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, 'O me, O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless--of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?' Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"

I close my eyes, and his image floats beside me,
the sweaty-toothed madman whose stare pounds my brain.
And all the while he's mumbling,
'Truth is like a blanket that always leaves your feet cold -
You push it, stretch it, it will never be enough.
You kick at it, beat it, it will never cover any of us.
From the moment we enter crying to the moment we leave dying,
it will just cover your face as you wail and cry and scream.


Todd Anderson is from Dead Poets Society, and is the property of Touchstone Pictures. He appears here solely for the purpose of role-playing in [community profile] milliways_bar (among other places), from which no profit whatsoever is being made.
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