If a Man Wants a Future (Poem)

If a man wants a future, Let him wander off as far as he can. A civil life shields man from storm, as armor protects flesh from sword; But a civil life thins the skin, As large armor heavy's the wings.


Let a man wander off as far as he wants. Grant him the freedom to abandon his home, And march deep into the unknown. Allow him to leave everything he owns, And deal with dangerous elements alone


If a man wants a future, Let him wander off as far as he can. Let his legs carry him as far as they allow. Allow him to abandon the safety of shelter, And the comfort of what is familiar.

If a man wants a future, he must fight. If a man wants to defy the gales of sea, Let him suffer through the bitter beating of rain. If a man desires to be a force as mighty as steel, Let his blood be drawn by the edge of sharp blades. If a man wants a future, He must run as fast as the wind can soar And be as strong as the blow of an arrow. If a man wants to live, he must kill Like the eye of a storm and the spiral of chaos-


If a man wants a future, Let him wander off as far as his legs can carry him. Grant him the freedom to abandon his home, And march deep into the unknown. Allow him to go so deep into the night, The lights of society fade behind him. The only fire he can see, the stars that map out where Where we are and where we can go-


So- If you want a future, Wander off as far away as your legs can carry you.

Abandon all shelter, Desert the protection provided by society , And destroy from your mind The ideas separating right from wrong

Because even if Civilization may promise The warmth of a bed, it cannot provide The dreams we Yearn to live.

It may very well promise us A good night’s sleep, But surely, It may not promise Our minds a sense of peace.

For when we tuck ourselves in bed, Some may rest their eyes and keep them shut, While others lie awake staring at the sky, Mapping out the tiny lights Scattered wide across the vastness of the night.


If you want a future, Ignore the signs telling you to keep out, Do everything they say you should not. And make the unfeasible within arms reach


Trespass the gate, And feel the sand under your feet. Walk to the water, Drowning away any doubt That you cannot..

The first to swim, Floated away from the shallow end. The first to imagine a ship, Demanded he witness more of the sea. The first to build a boat, Defied how far a man Can travel.



If you want a future, Burn what is sacred, Commit every act they cast as sin, And dare to ask questions others Would label as a transgression to even think.



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