Sunday, January 24, 2016

Force and counterforce

The genius of Newton, first to recognize that ancient law

Of force and counterforce, we live off that balance

Without which excesses of one kind or another

Would keep life at bay, perhaps earth would have become

A dead rock, like billions of others, holding nothing but

Ice or sand, we’re lucky that earth has come alive

With countless witnesses to the play of force and counterforce

Even the mind depends on it, the force of thought

Is kept at bay by the counterforce of no thought

The former an inconsistent provider of happiness

The latter, a consistent performer, it sets us free

When we take a stand, against the force of thought