Pacifism -/- Esteem

5:9
Pacifism

Life’s supreme, spotless principal
Never advocate violence

Peaceful lives evade forever
Harm’s unhappy karma

Bleed for a cause
But never injure

Alas, facing terrible situations,
Vital violence unavoidable

***

Shame ugly, bullying thugs
Thro’ blushing kindness

Peace equals horses ploughing
Otherwise warsteeds breed

Relaxers renouncing titanic hostilities
None can conquer


5:10
Esteem

While baseness mutters, ‘impossible’
Excellence fixes problems

Wherever arrogance in absentia
Sublimity ever abides

As prosperity avoids envy
Greatness averts indecency

Only firmness in process
Guarantees universal esteem

***

Upon unique, exalted brilliance
Heap imperishable praise

Pillars supporting widest respect;
Modesty, honesty, humility

Breeding, morality, learning, longevity;
Invisible without approval

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