A splendid message by Douglas Colston

Douglas Colston | October 25th, 2022 | poetry | No Comments

Poet Bio

雖終聖
器然公
皇崩靡
器分聞
乃歷假
食眉我
均阻風
輸亂雲
盆始
子順
探歸
符歷

Venerable sages
(like Confucius, those considered ‘masters’, ‘saints’, ‘sacred’, ‘holy’ or ‘noble’
and some who are emperorsor kings)
universally make fair and equitable public announcements
to eliminate prestige, reputation and fame
focused on stubbornly holding to one’s opinion, belittling others and killing
(the ungrounded and insane disease
loved, promoted, counselled against, satirized and ridiculed
by many).

Fundamental benevolence
restores repeatedly and completely –
in this way,
it destroys and separates
the empty and marginal
that defile, hinder and obstruct
without reason.

Gathering seeds
while searching for magical symbols, spells or amulets
is unimpressive theft
from that which is good, bright and superior –
highly valued capacity, ability and talent …
hence,
do what is necessary
while being fair and balanced.

Poet Bio

Douglas Colston has played in Ska bands, picked up university degrees, supported his parents during
terminal illnesses, married his love, fathered two great children, had his inheritance embezzled, transitioned
into Counselling as a vocation and experienced chronic mental and physical illnesses consequential to
workplace harassment. Now, among other things, he is pursuing a PhD.

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