~The Fork in Your Road~

I see the man
Aware of me
Aware of
The dichotomy
Of this way
And that way
On one hand
Listening to
What they say
Quietly
Stoically
“This is how its supposed to be”
Says he
Convincingly
Some days
Unconvincingly
Other days
Wondering
Blundering
Covering
Up
The fire
Of desire
To walk
Another way.

On the other hand
Theres no listening to
What they say
Loudly
Proudly
Out loudly
Speaking
“I honor a different way”
Says he
Convincingly
Some days
Unconvincingly
Other days
Driven
Ambition
Admission
Of
The fire
May dim
Within him
If what he knows
Becomes not
What he chose
Silently opposed
He will stay.
Quietly grey
He will say
“I was brave enough to know the other way.”

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~Your Are The Balm Which Soothes Me~

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BALM~TRUE GOODNESS
True goodness is proved like true balm; for as balm, when dropped into water, if it sinks and rests at the bot tom, is so accounted the most excellent and precious; so, if you would know whether a man be truly wise, learned or generous, observe whether his qualiļ¬cations tend to humility, modesty and submission; for then they shall be good indeed: but if they swim on the surface, and strive to appear above water, they shall be so much the less true, in the same proportion as they appear.”

~St. Francis de Sales.