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Softer Voice

I have to remind myself to be kind – I wish it came more natural Too easy to be mean with my feelings unseen Like some ferocious animal Dr. Jekyll could have elected Not to turn into Mr. Hyde It’s a matter of choice And the softer voice Is the one must be your guide I have to relate to the things that I hate – I believe that’s called “compassion” Too easy to lie back while impulses attack Humanity’s last bastion Dr. Jekyll could have elected Not to change into Mr. Hyde It’s a matter of choice And the softer voice Is the one must be your guide Maybe the ultimate goal Is a modicum of self-control So the dark night of the soul Can be softer and brighter Could you speak in a softer voice?

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Date: 1/8/2020 7:44:00 AM
Yes, I will speak in whispered voice. I like your lines so very much, and appreciate a gentle approach to curb those harsh impulses. Seriously, well written, Keith.
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Keith Dovoric
Date: 1/8/2020 9:15:00 AM
Thanks so much for appreciating!