Persecuted

Blessed are those who are persecuted

because of righteousness

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven[1]

Abandoned and marginalized,

it’s difficult to bear bias,

harder to endure injustice

to suffer inequality.

Thus, disregarded by blind eyes,

marginalized, and abandoned

the consigned, to the dung heap, hope

for delayed gratification.

Uprightness demands commitment,

truth always asks for sacrifice

and guards blamelessness constantly,

yes, justice can be elusive.

Walking the selfless courage path

entails optimistic patience

and advances the sustained strength

of eternal restoration.

Those who are mistreated

defending decency

enjoy eternal bliss.


[1] Matthew 5: 10

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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