Terrorists - Restored Niobe room represents Roman copies of late Hellenistic art. View of daughter of Niobe bent by terror.

They come in many sizes many shapes and forms

With righteous indignation they have “truth” and norms

You must conform to their way they have the only path

Self-appointed zealotry comes with fear and wrath

They will stop at nothing to make their presence felt

These chosen ones of infamy claim to be heaven sent

What is their motivation what justifies their harming

They won’t engage in dialogue or provide any warning

They strike at the innocents selfish sleeping snakes

Without a sense of consequence nothing to forsake

They come in many sizes many shapes and forms

They do it all in god’s name they have “truth” and norms

Who are they among you creating fear in others

They terrorize and then destroy their sisters and brothers

What do you do that emulates their twisted way of being

What actions do you sometimes take without truly seeing

Terror can be many things when received by another

Be mindful what you do or say it impacts one another

The lesson that is here for you that you can take away

Is how you might change your life from day to day to day

Although your own reaction may be to strike and burn

I suggest be slow and still first other cheek do turn

Time will provide direction a proper course to take

Let vengeful thoughts be quiet act without mistake

Let this lesson teach you to be simple clean

More human in your bearing project your powerful dream

Get even through your being not what you hate in them

Model and embody what you admire then

Smile quietly and strongly in silence to yourself

Sleep softly and sweetly let your presence be felt

Grow fiercer in your resolve what you came here for

Allow yourself a deepening pride understanding heaven’s door

Can you think of anyone in your life who acts like a terrorist?

In what ways do they have you terrorized and held hostage?

Are there ways in which you hold others hostage through your acts of terror?

How might you change that?

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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.