The Madness of People

Dumbbell - young lady


“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.”
― Isaac Newton


There are days when you feel,


free from the gravity,

of all those things,

which weigh you down.

You could fly,

you have wings,

made of enthusiasm,



You could circle the world in one bound,

wrestle dragons for their treasures,

lift mountains with the tip of a finger,

and hurl them into space.





Then there are those other days,

when your castle in the sky,

comes tumbling down,

you lose your wings,

plummet to the ground,

your strength fails,

just when you need it the most,

as you inherit the world on your shoulders.

A beast of burden,

trying to reach the future,

while dragging the past like a giant dumbbell,

across the tundra of the present.


“Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.”
― Isaac Newton


Dumbbell - old man



you keep going,

and soon you will fly,

float free from your troubles,

be weightless,

once again.

The beautiful madness of people!


“Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation”
― Isaac Newton


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