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True and Straight
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By Rich Tassinari
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          True and Straight

If I should lean to left or right,
And shift some more however slight
To lean and lean, to heed man’s call,
Then I will surely someday fall,
And, if I am a balanced scale,
To equal right and left avail,
Although my beam then doesn’t lean,
I am at best just in between.

But if I choose another source,
Weigh wisdom and keep pure the course,
My scale will show the truer weight
My path in life will follow straight,
Then I shall neither fall nor fail
To find which principles prevail
And neither lean nor patronize,
But see through God’s eternal eyes.

Rich Tassinari 4/30/2015

 


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Submitted: Thursday, April 30, 2015

Last Updated: Thursday, April 30, 2015

About the Poet
Husband, father, grandfather, and each title is my joy. As a youth, poetry was a means to express the inexpressable. I was attracted to (and still am) the beauty and brevity of verse. All flows out from God, and like a proper prayer, can flow back.


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