Whole Heart


Live with a whole heart,
Says the voice of compassion;
Give all to the life you have chosen.
Go in peace and good cheer,
Be free of unwholesome fear.
These words encourage me
To follow their example
Rather than the ample models
Of divided lives we see
Portrayed in all their mediocrity
On television, in cinema,
And on the airwaves of our radio.


©2016 Michael Fraley




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