Poet’s Nook: “The Servant of Unity” by St. Teresa of Avila

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Most men in power have not the strength or wisdom

to be satisfied with the way

things are.

The sane know contentment, for beauty is their lover,

and beauty is never absent from the world.

 

The farther away light is from one’s touch

the more one naturally speaks of the

need for change.

 

Yes, overthrow any government inside

that makes you weep.

 

The child blames the external and focuses his energies there;

the warrior conquers the realms within

and becomes

gifted.

 

Only the inspired should make decisions

that affect the lives of many,

 

never a man who has not held God in his arms

and become the servant of

unity.

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