Turn The Other Cheek.

Take it gently when you want to let your feelings go,
Everything that comes at you,a shock,a hurt,a blow.
Take it well and hide the turmoil of the pain within,
Give back good for evil,it's the only way to win.

Never give yourself away through smarting inwardly,
All in time the truth comes out and someday you will see,
How you saved the situation just by standing still,
Curbing tongue and temper by an effort of will.

This is what the Master meant by Turn the other cheek,
This takes courage,it is not a doctrine for the weak.
It is for the strong who understand Love's secret force,
Who can hold themselves in check and let time take it's course.
garvan garvan
51-55, M
5 Responses Dec 1, 2012

And that you do, my friend. You are pure grace :-)

Abeautiful way to get the message across

I love it. Its inspiring and exactly what I needed for what I am faced with in life right now. The words encourage me on in my faith in Christ. This is the first I have ever heard of this site, and God has just used this poem to teach me something and the words say out right what He has already been saying to my spirit, if my mind were only quiet enough to hear it. Yes, even if I were to make my bed in hell, I would find Him there. So thanks.

That has made my day to hear that this has helped someone,thank you.EP can be whatever you want to make of it,it is so diverse,there really is something here for everyone.
I wish you well and hope you find your way through this difficult time.
God Bless.

wonderfully crafted.

so true! eloquently written