The Wisdom of Albert Einstein

“As long as I have
any choice, I will stay
only in a country
where political liberty,
toleration, and equality
of all citizens before
the law are the rule.”

The Meaning of Life

What is the point
of us being here?
What is the point
of life?
I believe
the point of life
is for us
to act meaningfully
to give meaning
to it
and to ourselves
to live for the
sake of
love
and Community
we
together
can make
life worth living

 

The World as I See It

How extra-ordinary
is this human life-time
reality
here in space
we are individuals
yet
together embraced
in collective
bands
societies
and countries
and home-lands

I enjoy
my solitude
time to myself
to do what I do
mathematical
equations
geometry
astrophysicality
but at the end
of the day
i go through
this trouble
for the sake
of Love of Humanity

I oppose
all those societies
and nations
which seek to divide
men on the basis
of classes
or skin-tone
or religion
can’t we see
we are all a part
of the same
thing
the same space-time
continuum
the same flux
and flow
of energy and material
compositional
re-creational
essential
differential
abounding-unending
unexplainable
Mystery?

Maybe it’s just
me
but this is the World
as I See It
believe
there is a reason
even if you have
to come up with
it yourself
to live for the
sake of Wisdom
Love and Health
not wealth
I don’t care
about those
things
the laudations
the applause
and praise
the awards
Nobel Prizes
its all nice
but
not what I’m after
I desire
to make a difference
in the world
for the positive
so little boys
and girls
can live freely
breathing
deeply
playing
smelling the roses
I’m
not interested
in the ways
of evil men
super-imposes

 

Communion

Let us embrace
humor
in this world
to allow
the events
of tragedy
to go down
a little smoother
for
we
though
kind
may still suffer
at the hands
of those others
who have
nothing better
to do than project
their own
miserable woes
on defenseless
creatures

Let us not
be content
with pleasures
of the senses
wealth and fame
and other
such suggested
appreciations
in name
and transience
but seek after
that which is
True
Goodness
Beauty
and Virtue
I tell you
that all human
beings
all life on this
planet
and in this
Cosmos
is in communion
with each other
fraternity
that is true
prosperity
not outward
luxury
that’s only
idolatry
and usury

 

A Wanderer in Strange Lands

Though I have
no home country
a wanderer
in strange lands
I am a member
of the World-Community
Cosmopolitan
and so
I do connect
with every person
with a heart
beating in his
chest
my love
for social justice
and responsibility
is my passion
enduring
pushing
me forward
in all my
scientific
mathematical
and other-attempts
at Life-understanding