Stone Chimes

Mankind is one kind. Each is created from the same stock.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
The source is not of the same fluid as the result.
Each lover of God is not a power unto himself, instead
“All of them are what they are by virtue of Oneness.”

In the world of humanity, beauty does not depend on greatness.
The lowly flower can turn a strident man’s head.
“Truly, humility is the root from which greatness springs,
And the high must be built upon the foundation of the low.”
None of us are alone in our struggle for justice.
The way to happiness is not from the accumulation of tokens.

Only sudden trauma is capable of remove the facade from a pretender.
When the test of the Beloved comes, each stands on their own merits.
“The essence of faith is fewness of words and abundance of deeds.”
“It is not wise to shine like jade and resound like stone chimes.”

W. Wayne B.

© 2012 W. Wayne B.

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About William Wayne Smith

I'm a poet, library fan and maker.
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