Poetry: Course of an Idea

Poetry: Course of an Idea
Crafted from thought and imagination, an idea is born, and if fostered and nourished can change the world in minor or drastic ways. It is the beginning of creation, the point where thought transforms into a plan with the potential for execution. To leave the confines of the human mind to be shared with others, to take form, and to perhaps set on a path or transformed by controlling forces to something unintended by the creator.  What governs how an idea develops and the path it should take?
Course of an Idea
By: Daniel Derasaugh 

To create or destroy.
Encourage or push down.
Free or enslave.

An idea. A thought born,
a growing light,
Or a gathering darkness.

To improve the world,
Or to grasp power.
The choice is not its own.

The creator guides it,
But cannot control it forever.
For ideas, once born, outlive the architect.

Others will take command.
Where will it go? What will it cause?
Ah! My dear friends; we shall soon see;

the importance of ethics and morality.

An idea is a burst of new thought, or old thought renewed in a different way. This alone does not determine a positive or negative effect on the world, but all ideas have one of the the two, or even a mixture of both. The idea itself is usually not the deciding factor if it is to be positive or negative. Instead it is the force that is in charge of it, guiding it to whatever purpose they desire.

But people do not really steer an idea in one direction or another, either. It is the ethics and moral code that they live by that does that. The architect may or may not be aware of it, but whatever moral principles they live by will determine the course of all ideas they create or take charge of. Ethics and morals that are firmly adhered to take on a great importance as they are the shields against allowing an idea to be utilized as a destructive element.

Guide them well.

 

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