Friday, January 16, 2009

the American Dictionary has for one of it's definitions of the word "Fool" the following... One who subverts convention or orthodoxy or varies from social conformity in order to reveal spiritual or moral truth: a holy fool.

Holy Fool

I am a fool
I look beyond reason I
stray beyond logic
I dance when I should cry
I weep when I should celebrate
I am full of joy for the things I don’t know
I am past caring about the things I do know
I love someone I’ve never seen
I admire people who I know are a mess
I long for the future and I love each step toward it
I walk the earth but I dream of the heavens
I know I am special because of my ordinariness
I am of no influence yet I strive to make a difference
I have no voice yet I shout from the rooftops
I am a poet whose lost for words
I love the world that turns its back on all that matters to me
I want to embrace the people who want to hurt me
I pray for those who hate me
I serve one who knelt and washed feet
I live for a God who died for me
I am an innocent because I know what I've done wrong
I am free because my hearts not my own
I am strong because I am broken
I am an ordinary radical
I am a fool


Pauline said...

this is rad.

eric said...

not to be confused with the other and more popular definitions:

1. One who is deficient in judgment, sense, or understanding.

2. One who acts unwisely on a given occasion.

3. One who has been tricked or made to appear ridiculous; a dupe.

8. A mentally deficient person; an idiot.