Could You Be Trusted

Could you be trusted,

To do the right thing,

To love thy neighbor,

Be charitable,

Work for the common good,

Protect the weak,

Temper the strong,

Care for the old,

Protect the young,

Heal the sick,

Be kind to all,

Hold your tongue,

Respect opinions,

Treat everyone as equal,

Not tread on another’s path,

Live in peace,

Love?

Could you be trusted,

I think not.

For if you could there would be no need for laws.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

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There is Good and Bad

There is good and bad

In everything in this life

Be cautious with blame

It can destroy what is good

Just as easily as bad

Know the difference

Between what’s fact and fiction

Lives can hinge on it

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~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Imagination

Imagination is…

 

Inspiration for the painter’s brush,

Muse for the writer’s quill,

Angst for the actor’s role,

Gas for the engine of invention,

Irreverence to the twisted of mind,

Nuance for the singers song,

Ability for those challenged,

Tenacity in the hearts of the weak,

Ingenuity in the hands of the creative,

Omniscience in the eyes of the faithful,

Nobility in the lives of the insignificant,

 

…And so much more.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

Perfection In Pain (Senryu)

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Perfection in pain

Part of this life of learning

Unavoidable

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

I Am

I am–Nothing and everything

I am–Saint and sinner

I am–Man and Divine

I am–Living and dying

I am–Strong and fragile

I am–Love and hate

I am–Good and evil

I am–All of these things

For one cannot exist without the other.

 

Would you know the laudable in me

Without staring my indiscretions in the face?

 

Look within me to find the mirror of yourself,

All that I am is you, perfect and imperfect.

 

There is much for which I am not proud,

But I take comfort that I am who I am.

 

Just as it is fruitless for you to deny

That you are who you are.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

There Are Times When I’ve Forgotten Why I’m Here

There are times when I’ve forgotten why I’m here.

So much is happening around me yet I feel powerless.

Overwhelmed, at times I wish to bury my head in the sand,

But this is not me!

I refuse to sit idly by, while others contribute?

I am not helpless!

I cannot be a passive observer of injustice,

As this would make me no better than they.

I will not stand by, oblivious to the callousness of man,

For what kind of man would that make me.

These are the enabler’s of genocide and war,

Bigotry, hatred and inequality toward our equals,

Repression of those of lesser will,

Arrogance and ignorance,

I will take no part in these travesties!

I do not need God to beseech of me,

For I already know what is right and good.

With this I will find my way on the straightened path,

My moral compass to guide me,

In my journey to affect change.

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~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Curiosity, Friend or Foe

At times a troublemaker,

Like the kid up the street,

Always wanting to pick a fight.

Not for any reason really…

Just curious.

Curiosity–

Is it friend or foe?

Yes!

On both counts. Yes!

What discoveries might have been lost?

What cures for disease,

Missions to the moon,

Lost civilizations,

Were it not for man’s insatiable appetite?

But at times our hunger kills the cat.

With chemical warfare,

Nuclear bombs,

And crime.

All because,

We were just…

Curious.

~~ D. R. DiFrancesco ~~