True Strength

To resist evil
Without raising a hand
In violence.

To withstand abuse
Without
Throwing back insults.

To lay down
One’s life
As a sacrifice.

To remain peaceful
And accepting,
Even when frustrated.

To love,
To give,
To be one with all,

Even those
Who threaten
One’s life.

This is
True
Strength.

Evil
Cannot be overcome
By evil.

Only
Love
Can do that.

There may be
Many lives lost
In the process,

But that
Is already happening.
Why not

Try
Something
New?

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Author: Gordon S. Bowman III

Writer, Visual Artist, Blogger, Advocate

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