Monthly Archives: February 2018

Intellectual Property: Matter Unorganized (a poem)

Intellectual property 
Lines aren’t always drawn clearly
What can I claim is mine to create? 
Where did ideas originate?

If I learn something new, am I free to sell it?
(When someone’s been genius, hard not to be jealous) 
If I lay some stake, will somebody sue?
How much do you give credit? Is it even due?

Influences are an amalgamation 
Lessons, mistakes reach a culmination 
But pure creativity is some kind of myth 
True originality doesn’t exist! 
🙂

 

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Emergency? (a poem)

What you deem an emergency
I may not see so urgently
So carefully, considerately
Think whether not this one’s on me

I won’t be guilt-tripped, can’t be bought
So spare excuses overwrought
May choose to help, or I may not
But if I do, I call the shot

Service never can be forced
I’ll always retain the choice
My own priorities come first and
I refuse to be coerced

The more clearly-defined I live
The more of my heart I have to give

“The most compassionate people I know also have
the most well-defined and well-respected boundaries.”
-Brene Brown

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