Nothing really matters

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Of what is fit, and not. Forsake thy cage,
Thy rope of sands,
Which pettie thoughts have made, and made to thee
Good cable, to enforce and draw,
And be thy law,
While thou didst wink and wouldst not see.
Away; take heed:
I will abroad.
Call in thy deaths head there: tie up thy fears.
He that forbears
To suit and serve his need

From The Temple (1633), by George Herbert

Submitted: April 06, 2011

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Nothing really matters[1]
 
Alaaddin al-Dhahir
 
 
Simplify or complicate
Save money or speculate
Bore or recreate
Hold in or ventilate
Nothing really matters
In the end you will give up
 
Love or detest
Invest or divest
Praise or reproof
Fear or anticipate
Nothing really matters
In the end you will give up
 
Exonerate or implicate
Console or irritate
Turn off or stimulate
Abolish or regulate
Nothing really matters
In the end you will give up
 
Repent or protest
Surrender or revolt
Confess or pretend
Reject or accept
Nothing really matters
In the end you will give up
 
Demolish or renovate
Challenge or give way
Waiver or remain steadfast
Unite or separate
Nothing really matters
In the end you will give up
 
Be brave or dread
Bury or dredge
Be flat or manifold
Uphold or abdicate
Nothing really matters
In the end you will give up
 
Ignore or salute
Mourn or celebrate
Plant or uproot
Delete or narrate
Nothing really matters
In the end you will give up
 
Enjoy or regret
Occupy or vacate
Dispute or accept
Shut up or debate
Nothing really matters
In the end you will give up
 
Sterilize or create
Divulge or be discreet
Sleep or wake-up
Go home or migrate
Nothing really matters
In the end you will give up
 
Equate or discriminate
Vote in or vote out
Sink or remain afloat
Accelerate or procrastinate
Nothing really matters
In the end you will give up
 
Absorb or radiate
Associate or isolate
Set free or obligate
Be casual or obstinate
Nothing really matters
In the end you will give up
 
Defrost or refrigerate
Wait or pre-empt
Prevent or persuade
Enslave or liberate
Nothing really matters
In the end you will give up
 
Accuse or acquit
Focus or divert
Be a child or an adult
Restrain or emancipate
Nothing really matters
In the end you will give up
 
Enchant or abominate
Repulse or captivate
Afflict or alienate
Hook up or alternate
Nothing really matters
In the end you will give up


[1] Written on April 4, 2011.


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