Mary Oliver, “Wild Geese”

sharingpoetry:

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting—
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

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psychoticcommie:

and by support mentally ill people who refuse to be medicated, i mean all mentally ill people who refuse to be medicated

not just the ones who refuse their medication because they’ve been misdiagnosed

not just the ones who refuse because of awful side effects

i mean the ones who don’t take their medication because they believe it’s been poisoned by government agents

i mean the ones who just plain don’t want to take meds for no reason other then they don’t like being forced to do anything

if you don’t support ALL mentally ill people’s decisions about their bodies and their treatment then what you are saying is that the mentallly ill don’t have a right to autonomy

(via freakshere)