Note From the Universe

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

I Am Here to Be of Consequence

I am here to be of consequence,
to be more than my parents' child,
mere outcome of the latest in a series of matings
between persons almost all of whom I never knew,
and none of whom I can ever know
as well as I already know myself.

I am here to be of consequence,
to be more than a reaction or response
to other people and institutions
whose self-appointed or established purpose
is to shape, direct, instruct or otherwise conform me
to a pre-existing set of expectations.

I am here to be of consequence,
to be more than an extension
of prevailing trends and fashions,
of teachings, preachments and ideologies,
of wisdom handed down,
of reasons handed over,
of meanings that last only for a season.

I am here to be of consequence,
to be more than the caretaker
of the things that I possess,
the thoughts that I profess,
and the feelings that I express.

More than all of these,
I am here to be my own consequence,
to be all that became possible
when the universe chose to be itself
as me.

(©1999, Noel Frederick McInnis)