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Courage’s Pull

When courage’s conviction visits thy habitation
Will thou in earnest, welcome and adopt it fully,
Or will thou dismiss its valiant entreaties, to stand
Ramrod under its auspices, for its just and fearless cause.
Courage precipitates the flourish of advanced audacity.
Thus, imbibe its virtue, don it ardently as shield and sword.
As shield, to proceed valiantly when its essence is required,
Or to protect you, from the putrid tempest of ugly repression
When eventually you are counted amid the virtuous assembly.
As sword, will you deliver from the pulpit of righteous indignation,
Rendition, powerfully piercing through the cloak of brutality, to
Challenge the venomous sting of atrocity spearing tormented souls.
Tarry not, courage still beckons to all, zealously seek to embrace  it,
To its fullest dimension, and emboldened by it, confront that which
Is intent on destroying all that is of positive measure in humanity.

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Wisdom’s Trails

Where lieth the true essence of wisdom.

Does it just accompany the chronology of age

Simply because the years turn into decades of life.

Is it found through one existence defining experience

Or amid the multitude of challenges encountered during

The phases shaping the course of our fragile mortality.

 

Is it manifest in considered circumspection, probably

Applied in varying degrees to ensuing circumstance and events.

Is it the unique province of a few who then impart it wisely

As revered sages to the expectant seeking its solemn direction.

Or is it a derivative of the collective thoughts, then spoken, or woven

Into bound volumes of scholarly accounts for the edification of many.

 

Could it be, that it is encountered in the calm solitude of the walk

Through the parks and gardens of contemplation, or arises from

Deep within the routine of the communing with the supreme being.

Possibly, it may reveal itself in one of or a combination of these.

Yet, the one who finds wisdom should guard it utmost jealously

For in its midst, is contained the invaluable compass to navigate life.

 

Thus, irrespective of where its imprints are encountered,

When indeed in its time, it attends to your discernment

And commands by its very stature one’s rapt attention

Court it fully, and abide wholeheartedly by its doctrines.

With astuteness, hold firm to its priceless undeniable virtues

To guide your judgement, utterances and all undertakings.

That its essence, may steadfastly illuminate your course

With its sagacious attributes to your enduring benefit.

 

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Will Anybody Come To Your Aid

Will you hear me when I call for help for anyone in need
Or will you elect to ignore the cries and ardent pleas.
Will you heed the sobbing or wailing in the night
Or in content, drown them in feigned oblivion or indifference.
Will you walk away when affliction confronts others
Convincing yourself, that someone else somewhere else
Will in your stead, seek to rescue the sorely oppressed
And downtrodden masses, trapped under evil’s albatross.
Will you close your eyes to all the aggravated suffering
That beckons loudly for necessary and sustained intervention,
Till no solace is offered to neither nations or hapless souls
And all civility is obliterated from the course of humanity, then
The unconscionable, thriving reigns wantonly and supreme
While decency itself is subjugated amid complete despair
Till you, then look around for urgent help for yourself, and
Find, all figment of lost hope, lying conquered and entombed
Within the ruins of decency, and none can no longer rise
To your rescue or dare stand to extend any measure of relief.

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Seeking Organization

Clutter said: I do need some order to this chaos.

Organization said: It is but simple. Everything in its place and a place for everything.

Clutter replied: Well, it may be easy for you to accomplish because that is the order of your strengths.

Organization emphasized: If you get rid of what you do not need, create a place for everything  you need and put everything you need in its place, you will come to revile disorganization as I do.

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Elevated Relevancy

We are all elements within the greater cause.

Therefore, we must seek and find our roles

And points of positive connection with others,

Towards the dignified respect of, and certainly

For the advancement of the cause of humanity.

Your actions count!

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Live Yours

We all have unique races to run.

Yea, we  may fairly emulate or even learn

From the wealth of exemplary attributes.

But envy not or attempt to become another,

For it is but a wasted venture, rather use

Laudable lessons to aid your singular pathways

And explore your potential to the fullest degree, to

Augment and compliment the dimension of your essence.

YemilBenjoy©

 

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Liberty’s Vision

For the chance to be that which I have in me …

To be unique in the expression of that which is endowed to each

Is the quest inherently innate to all that journey through the mystic.

The unbridled chance to embark upon a course unencumbered by inimical

Restraints of prejudice, colonization, and domination of whatever description.

The independence to embrace the birthright of freedom as responsible

Compass in the navigation of fair possibilities  available within the realm.

Still fully, understanding that liberty itself preserves the right, not privilege,

Of all, not some, to be and be free, without bondage’s imposition by others,

To exercise that which is inalienable, and embrace race, gender and creed,

While recognizing in the community for all people, certain agreed upon

Unifying and equitable principles are within the scheme that empowers one

Thus guaranteeing potential’s hope in full measure, yet assuring the dignity of all.

 

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