To Know Good

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“So how do you,” he asked,

“Know good

From bad?”

 

“By the heart,” she replied.

“By the actions that

Build

And prop up,

And the words that

Support

And patch the

Cracked places

Inside broken parts.”

 

“And how,” he pressed,

“Do you know what

Just needs

Giving up?”

 

“By the soul,”

She patted the warm place

On her lap.

“For breath

Matters,

And hope

Matters,

And kindness

Is superior to any

Pass-by-night

Emperors

Full of promises

Of might,

Touted

For our good

But seeped in

Falsehood meant

To bring on

Plight.”

 

He shuddered

And she stroked his wet cheek

And held a cool

Palm to his brow.

“Now sleep,

And let spirits

Of light,

Hold back the bad

And

Fill your cup

With good

Till the world grows

Up.”

 

 

 

For RDP Sunday: For Our Good

 

 

 

20 thoughts on “To Know Good

    • The children often SEE the news these days … which is not particularly helpful … BUT, yes, we have to find the balance between protecting the children and speaking truth to children and not keeping them blind to the realities around them while also not scaring them or overwhelming them in the process.
      Oy, the tightropes!

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    • Scary and unsettling for many an adult, as well, especially as we understand the very possible worsening realities given current bad leadership that seeks to inflame rather than calm … Oy. That said, the world CAN grow up, and people CAN speak up civilly (and in their election ballots …), and together, we can do more good, for the good of all of us, not just the benefit of the few.

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