Chews Wisely Poetry

Chews Wisely Signature
JLY aka Chews Wisely, L.A. Poet
 
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28/12/2012
Lloro
porque
la gente
no ve.
Sonrío
para que
los otros
SONRIAN.

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24/04/2013
If you won’t let me have my dignity,
why should I help you preserve yours?

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01/06/2013
If someone says something untrue about you, live your life in such a way that no one will ever believe them.

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04/09/2013
A totem poem:
What does it mean to be you?:
etc.?
virtue?
honesty?
loyalty?
integrity?
dignity?
Turn some question marks into…
…periods.

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17/09/2013
…some words are like a kiss…

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14/12/2014
the world
involves
us
whether
we
want it to
or
not

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26/12/2014
to victimize
the
guileless
is to
diminish
oneself

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06/02/2015
Principles, if they are in fact principles, are not abandoned in the face of adversity or opposition.
 

 
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The Internet
can be
too
negative
though there
are
some
bright spots…
In the meantime
a clean
slate
is
a great
metaphor
for 2013

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01/06/2013
How do you treat the least powerful amongst you?

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15/08/2013
It doesn’t
make much
sense
until
you
examine
the
source.

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04/09/2013
One
line
relates
to
another.
(Some
things
go
both
ways.)

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08/10/2014
The greatest rewards
require the greatest
efforts.

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17/11/2014
art is prep school for Humanity.

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08/01/2015
It is a fundamental human right to be free of exploitation in all its forms.

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11/02/2015
True power is not getting away with making others into your unwilling victims; it’s inspiring them to follow you of their own free will.
The former plants the seeds of deception; the latter, loyalty.

 

 
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29/04/2013
Thank God for friends, Ivy League professors, public libraries, the United States postal service, good record-keeping and academic vaults!

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17/05/2013
if the building’s
unstable
add
pillars

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23/05/2013
Honor others’ peaceful traditions.

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24/08/2013
(How
to
be
a
friend?)
They
see
the
best
in
each
other.

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07/09/2013
Virtue
takes
pains.
#Walk Like a Man

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27/05/2014
A challenge…to your…humanity…is the opportunity…to prove…your…dignity.

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03/08/2014
Artists don’t have to act like everyone else. (philosophers never should)

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11/08/2014
PERCEPTION ISN’T REALITY
because you can easily manipulate appearances
(and so can others)
look deeper.

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01/03/2015
be a pillar…
they hold up the roof.

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05/03/2015
some things fly best when the wind blows strongest

 

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