Only the facts please they want to know

When in court their egos the show

They talk and talk they rarely listen

The heart’s usually shut and the Mercedes glistens


They speak in a language sometimes arcane

Their air of pomposity sometimes urbane

For all of the arrogance and all of the bluster

There’s often no fire and no courage to muster


But when you are caught in a nasty pinch

Where do you turn when you can’t give an inch

Their pledge is to give you all that they can

Unquestioned loyalty and a fist with a plan


Please choose correctly follow your heart

You can find a dear one whose life is their art

They’ll take on your cause with passion supreme

Presenting your case like a white knight’s dream


The first things I’ve said have some exaggeration

Caricature overblown truth paid little attention

When you quietly ask clients what they think

They love their own lawyer hands down in a wink


Have you ever been in a situation where you needed an advocate?

What was the experience like?

What did you learn?

How would you do it differently next time?

How were you served?

What was missing?

– Stewart Levine ©

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I have always been a seeker, always looking for the answers to what seekers ponder. I can remember Dr. Maxwell Maltz and Psychocybernetics; Dr. Carl Rogers On Becoming a Person. Moving through my legal training and practicing law the focus was always about people and how to better their lives. All that searching, reading, studying and introspective work culminated in this collection of daily readings for seekers.

My work in the world has progressed from fighting legal cases to mediating divorces to helping people understand the essentials of relationship and collaborating to these poems. How can we collaborate effectively and work with each other in harmony to create the world we seek. How can we mindfully enable this world to become a place that works for all.

My prayer is that through introspection using these poems as a guide we can all grow together in making the world the Heaven on Earth we all aspire toward.

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