A mentor of mine once tasked me
to do three things each day
for others….and not get found out.
Being a slightly egocentric,
self – centered….DO WHAT!!!
kinda guy -- I questioned…..
to myself……is he crazy?
Yet he was the mentor
I the recalcitrant student
so I attempted this task.
How difficult could it be?
I stopped to let a lady cross the street,
mumbled under my breath
for she never acknowledged
my obvious good will.
Picked up some blowing trash,
was immediately filled with
a sense of superiority over the tossers.
I chided my mentor as to the task
questioning the efficacy of the
dubious and desired results.
His response was “Yodian”
“when your hands work silently
you will hear the thanks of the universe.”
It was then I realized – “He was crazy”
and I – equally so for I understood….
“Peace is in the ripples of our actions”.
submitted to – Promote peace not war – Poetry Contest
sponsor – Silent One
Copyright © John lawless | Year Posted 2015
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