24.        I SHALL NOT BEND

I love people,
therefore I need to know
that knowledge drives behaviour.
That behaviour denotes action
and action has an outcome.
The outcome results in my power
to help the world.

Why then your emotional fears,
for the one that is not a fool
and abides by the general rules.
Yet his heart sometimes cools
to others’ competitive moods.
For he who diligently rules
would do so with kings.

He who seeks realities,
will find it in all his senses.
It may cost him many friends,
but what matters
is everybody's lives
not single pleasures.

18/09/1990