Progressive Poem

We are all poets—
some of us excuse it,
others pursue it.

We are all obliged—
most of us resist it,
a few embrace it.

By: ElRoyPoet © 2021

Commentary: The motivation behind poetry, is that poets still believe we can fix the world and make it better, one person at a time. Since I expound virtue, I must also abhor sin. But it’s a daily struggle for human beings, because only Jesus Christ has a sinless nature.

Listen to Matthew West—Strong Enough song

Zadie Smith observed that “progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated and reimagined if it is to survive,” Excerpt from Yes to Life, in Spite of Everything: Viktor Frankl’s Lost Lectures on Moving Beyond Optimism and Pessimism to Find the Deepest Source of Meaning

“We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.” Bible, Philippians 4:8

“In every encounter, we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.” By: Brennan Manning

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