The Theatre (Part II)


Which of these is the greater:
Sincerity
or
Duty?

On the last descending step from church
I received my answer.

It is not, as you might suppose,
that they are all hypocrites,
Marching backwards
to the off-beat of the drum.
No.

As truth is found
Only in questions personal,

It is for me.
It is for you.

The cost may be great
but the soul is not for sale
nor for hire.

Do what you must.
The greatest duty
is to live
from the depths of your soul.

To hear the song the world sings
in harmony with your own
desperate cries.

And rest
in the great inner amphitheater,
Listening,

Your head on the rising and falling
Chest of Love.

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