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    If
    by wielding an olive branch,
    I find myself imperilled,
    when
    a brandished sword
    would,
    mine enemies,
    decimate,
    then, so be it.

    For death
    is a certainty
    I may,
    at most,
    delay,
    if neither folly
    nor misfortune,
    hastens.

    Yet,
    I merely seek
    to mine the conscience
    for troves of humanity,
    and perhaps,
    expose
    the suicidal nature
    of hatred.

    And if,
    in the promulgation
    of compassion,
    my lips lay waste
    to irrationality,
    or bigotry,
    then,
    let me be the first
    to rejoice
    in the transformational triumph
    of reason;
    and bless
    the common features
    of an erstwhile foe.

    However,
    I will not,
    by conflicting ideal
    or divergent notion,
    seek to eradicate
    those,
    whose conduct,
    spurs my outrage.

    Rather,
    let my voice
    be principled,
    or let it be silent.
    Let me live for justice,
    and, if need be,
    perish in her pursuit.

  • #2
    Strong!!! Well thought out! BRAVO! DWAYNE i re-read with great admiration:
    And if,
    in the promulgation
    of compassion,
    my lips lay waste
    to irrationality,
    or bigotry,
    then,
    let me be the first
    to rejoice
    in the transformational triumph
    of reason;
    and bless
    the common features
    of an erstwhile foe.

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    • #3
      The pen in the hand of an accomplished penman, can do more damage than a sword in the hands of an accomplished swordsman, and your words, Dwyane, cut a mighty swath!

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      • #4
        Beautifully expressed DWAYNE.

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        • #5
          Your poems are outstanding Dwayne and teach what true character means.

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          • #6
            your voice will endure!

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