Why then do I care,
when harsh offence beckons response,
yet I let them go for lack of want,
and keep the peace for harmony’s ease?
I care because within me is this storm,
this primordial valve and rage in wait,
that seals the want to fight for fate,
and revenge my foes with severe assault.
The rage can hold me taut,
my every muscle a spring to fight,
yet what use is might,
when tolerance and peace offers release.
This struggle ensues, endlessly,
me trying not to contend with stupidity,
and finding my own limits to escape and still
this anguish that haunts me, and disturbs my inner balance.
Yet if I contend and in rage display,
those base responses of yesterday,
what does that say of my ascension,
my higher thought and spiritual connection?
So I keep my self in check,
try to accept of people’s frailty and not vent
my anger in response, to their ineptitude,
rather understand and still this heart and pulse,
to a calm and kind benevolence.
In this way I hope to live in quiet repose,
no contention within this world I propose,
and wish that all that I know, do the same,
for how else will we defeat the rage,
that has so enveloped the world.
Tony DeLorger © 2016
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