A great prompt with an immediate philosophical trapping:
At the root of all things
Is the state of one’s being
For the basis of all is to be
But consider instead, that one can not be
Simply by virtue of desire
How then is it said, that one’s raised from the dead
If the price of living life isn’t free?
The suggestion, perhaps
Would be rooted in maxims
In the argument once made, Cogito.
But as thinking has shown, one can not exist
On ideas just floating in mind
For if living alone, to other people, unknown
How much will your memory persist?
One can think of great theories
Great marvels of art
Or the makings of a wonderful world
Without action in kind, ideas coming true
These things, as with you, won’t exist
Inside you won’t find, living’s beyond the mind
The most powerful of verbs is to do.