Feb. 5, 2020


From Death Row Inmate by Michael Flinner (author's profile)


Please post at #1579 and Papco Group


Why then, this fierce struggle to achieve thine ends?
This selfish argument? This fire which lends heat to resentment
and ashes to remorse? Canst thou bend Truth and Nature to
thine own will? Bend thou, and work and wait;
be strong and still;
Soft growth is stronger than vehement force.

Be as a flower, (my wife, how she loveth
an orchid) content to be, to grow
in sweetness day by day; content to know
the hidden blessing in the seeming curse (not burden);
A child of Love, unargumentative;
Content to be and just know -- as thou dost live
the simple secret of the Universe --- LOVE.

subjective and purely mental
Michael Flinner


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