3 October 2009
A BETTER WAY
Two ways there are to treat another being:
The one is binding and the other freeing;
The first puts down, the other raises up;
One desiccates, one serves a loving cup;
One undermines, the other lends support;
One is dismaying, the other blithe with sport.
While one would starve, the other cultivates;
One wears a frown, the other one elates;
One darkens with despite, the second lights,
For hate subverts and love lifts to the heights.
The one undignifies, disdains, denies,
Demeans, defeats, belittles and belies—
Choose which: to be a rude contrarian
Or something new: a Dignitarian.