Be Woke

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Opaque is his mind
Torrents of rain won’t clear it
But the Woke still sees

After many years of ruminating, I have come to see that a firm stare and harsh voice doth not a cruel heart make.
Just as soft words and gentle features doth not a kind heart make.

So be mindful.

Helpful hands might be to serve self while unhelpful hands might serve you better.

So be vigilant.

I have learnt not to judge a man by one or two or a million acts but by his intent.

So be critical.

I learnt honour is the unit to seek not moolah nor words.
Should I be lucky to find one so blessed,
I shall salute.

Search their souls dear one.
Speak nor act till their heart speaks.
Be not fooled. Look! See!

 

©Aweni

Image credit- google

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This Haiku and Haibun is in response to Colleen’s weekly Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge

The prompts for this week’s challenge are CELEBRATE and NUMBER (synonyms only).

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