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Pacifism

The praying man does not let violence into his heart if his prayers are truly prayers.

He can be raised in violence.
He can have practiced violence at some point in
his life.

He can live in a community of violence but
his acts now spirituality and espoused beliefs are the opponents to that violence.
If he takes on violence again he makes himself
it, a hypocrite and little else. If he falsifies his interest in peace he does nothing new, just ugly and divisive old activities.

If he needs to defend himself from attack or defend others then, there is no lie in him.
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POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
The poet realizes the years are fleeting and wishes to share poems while she is walking upon lovely terra firma instead of beneath it. If even one person reads them and understands, this is honorable. This poem lost its sense of direction in a manuscript. But, alone, it can stand at the corner and cross without tripping.
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