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The Best People



The best people are those who died for their opinions.
The next best people are those who will die for their opinions.
The opinions themselves matter, of course.
(I don't say "beliefs" because I don't believe in believing.)
The more accurate the opinion, the more noble the death.
What do we sacrifice when we choose death?
No one chooses death in a vacuum, of course.
We choose it over something else,
over everything else.
We choose to stop choosing.
No death, of course, is noble,
only the choice that precedes it.
The best people are those who decide.
The next best, those who consider.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.