Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Power of Anyone


Anyone has chance like Marilyn Monroe, Stephen Hawking and Ben Sherwood,
So anyone is great, just not people-are-talking-about-it great.
I advocate for the anyone,
Like Walt Whitman and E.E. Cummings do
I learned this from poets and from Leonard Mlodinow and the life of Albert Einstein
These men are just men like Aristophanes is just a man
Where random events changed their lives,
Where randomness, chance, unpredictability, lottery took hold, piled small event upon
Small event and transformed them, their work, their life into power and legend
These men could have been anyone, and, by chance, must not be hated.
Anyone persisted at what they loved until chance replaced anonymity with fame
But Frederick Smith is a great man worth as much as Steve Jobs or Bill Gates so
How will he be remembered, and does that matter
What about your anyone, 
Because I want to remember,
I don't want us to forget,
Because, next, tomorrow, anyone could be great

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