ON WISING UP II
By taking thoughts and actions that are wise,
We help ourselves and others realize
What is of highest value in our lives,
Producing a community that thrives.
It’s wisdom, then, that reckons what is best
(All things considered well and put to test)
Then kindly acts with prudence and great care:
Considerate, compassionate and fair.
Ironically, however, we may find
Sometimes we must be cruel to be kind.