Tuesday, February 28, 2017

XX.

Morality isn't
someone else's
misconceptions
or biases
or deliberate lies
but rather a beacon
of truth

Monday, February 27, 2017

XIX.

Live your life so that
doing the right thing
is as fun as
splashing in puddles
is for toddlers

Friday, February 24, 2017

XVIII.

Morality is a cave
from which we emerge
after spending all our time
in it,
discovering not what we
didn't know,
but why we thought we
knew it

Morality is perfect
awareness

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

XVI.

Morality is
the ability to look beyond
someone's faults to see
that their strengths
outweigh them

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

XV.

Imperiled by
bad judgment,
imperiled by
mortal judgment,
imperiled by
finite thoughts,
imperiled by
everyday limits,
imperiled by
common consent,
imperiled by
conclusions of the day,
imperiled by
the day,
imperiled by
the day,
imperiled by
the consensus of the day,
imperiled by
misinformation,
imperiled by
bad information,
imperiled by
superstition
imperiled by
linear limitations,
imperiled by
false premonition,
imperiled by
politicians,
imperiled by
your fellow citizens,
imperiled by
the media,
imperiled by
your family,
imperiled by
all that you see around you,
all that you hear around you,
all that you speak,
all that you think,
imperiled by all,
by all
by all...

Monday, February 20, 2017

XIV.

Imperiled by
ignorance,
imperiled by
greed,
imperiled by
self-righteousness,
imperiled
and weak-kneed,
imperiled by
oneself,
imperiled by
wont,
imperiled by
screed

Friday, February 17, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

XII.

Morality is
a lake of ink
that leaves you coated
in itself
provided you truly
submerged yourself
in it

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

XI.

Morality is
the ability to separate
personal beliefs
from notions of
right and wrong,
and not to judge others
on how they reach
their conclusions

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

IX.

Morality is
doing the right thing
merely because
it's the right thing to do

Basically,
it is synonymous with
altruism

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

VII.

Morality is
the ability to
make a decision
that is bad for you
but good for someone else.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

VI.

The worst sin of morality
is to fail your own

The best reward of morality
is discovering yours
are truly moral

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

V.

Morality is
applying your convictions
inside your own home

Monday, February 6, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

III.

Morality is a dream
that disturbs you
when you're having it,
but you struggle to
remember
because once you wake
it's a lot better

Thursday, February 2, 2017

II.

The metaphysics of morality
are a little screwy these days...
on the one hand they're
closer to the ideal
than ever before,
but on the other
everyone is acting
batshit insane,
and so what's really
to be said about it?
I confess to not have
one clue
about this,
and so that's why
I'm calling it metaphysics,
as in stuff I just don't understand.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I.

I call this a moral poem,
and think you'll agree,
for in all the ways you find them
you can't help but see
that morals and pablum
can hardly be
what you expect in the hem
of a sycamore tree,
a rhyme swum
there and for thee.