in somethings in which others,
do not-takes Faith, Courage & Hope.
in the abstract, in the philosophical notions,
of Truth, Charity, Virtue and pure agape Love-
for man, women, child or beast-
To have this forlorn belief that
your actions really do matter.
To have the certainty,
that above all else
you must honor others
as much as you honor yourself–
in some cases, perhaps, even more.
To live with the knowledge,
that you are more than:
a mere breathing machine,
taking up space & air.
But instead something greater,
a part of the cosmos,
a part of Humanity,
a part of shared History.
That whether you accept it or not,
you are part of the
endless sea from here to eternity.
You are something greater,
someone with a beating heart,
and a wondrous, wandering Soul.
If you trust your instincts, your heartbeats,
your wandering Soul,
it will lead the way-
it will show you the compassion
along a compass-
of the right or wrong way,
in which to go.