Quiet reflections.

Now I am alone, with no-one else to hear

I can listen to myself, without the slightest fear

That my words can be mistaken, or considered rude

My thoughts, however frank, will not be misconstrued.

So in this quiet moment, let me my conscience call,

Let us assess together, those myths and stories tall,

Which divide my common sense, from what my friends may say

And should I be myself, or be held in their sway.

If what we do together, is for the common good,

Then I’ll have no objection, and in fact I should

Have the courage of conviction and those things acclaim.

Together, or alone, I should feel no shame.

If my conscience tells me, or in my heart, I know it’s wrong

Then please may I have the courage, to say I won’t prolong

Some action, that my friends believe, is what we all should do,

When it’s not, for the good of all, but benefits the few.

George Potter

Published by George Potter

A retired Chartered Mechanical Engineer, still adept at getting my hands (and clothes) dirty, inventor of all sorts of non-commercial, but novel solutions, amateur carpenter and occasional writer of poems and painter in watercolours.

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