Emerge

That Good and Bad or Right and Wrong are not
the sacred path, inviolate and true,
by which all men, or even most, had sought
to justify their lives as they pass through,
piques one to ask, 'what do they do instead?'
What matters more than living pole-to-pole
both Lord and lamb, uprisen from the dead,
an angel self-aware in heart and soul?
'Me first' is fine for children five years old.
In older folk, it makes the spirit ill.
Assess and then confess the stranglehold
self-pity and false-pride have on you still.
Tell truth both on and to yourself! Be bold!
New freedoms magnify your focused will.