Thursday, February 5, 2015

Touch Of Evil

What does it matter what you say about
   People?  They will be who they are at heart
No matter what you think, no matter how you shout
   Corrections at them.  They will play the part
Their flaws have written for them, and their strength
   Will either rise or fall to the occasion.
A life is never measured by its length
   But by its truth, and by that truth’s evasion.
And if, before he dies, a man sees past
   His lies with honesty and clarity
And finds self-knowledge as he breathes his last,
   Then what he lived survives mortality.
      Knowing all that and loving him, what can
      You say, but that he was some kind of man. 


Copyright 2015 Matthew J Wells


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So true. Good job.