Desiderata Requiritur, Critical Creed.

A Tenet To Live By

Critical Creed

Tarry the tirade and scabbard the sword

Contemplate countenance and treatise the truth

Inkwell the issue and endeavour to evade evil


But guard your defences benevolence not!

Vigilance befriend, for vehement vicissitudes are fraught!

Parry pugnacious protocol and pestilent persuasions;

Surrender sacrilege and seek-out serenity ...

Harness harmless humour and delight in Divine designs ...

Garner virtue and cherish companionship ...

Rightly record recompense and always atone;

Teach tolerance and wax in wisdom ...

Bequeath beauty; Prithee for Peace.

© Copyright 2009 Timothy Alexander Donnelly

Relevent Scripture

James 3: 2

“For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.”

Copyright Timothy Alexander Donnelly.

Comments Welcome; What is the most Critical Creed to live by? 4 comments

Weatherman 6 years ago

Fantastic! This one is desitined to be a classic. It reminds me of "Desiderata". Very well thought out.

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Timothy Donnelly 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you for your kind remarks Weatherman. This is one poem that I really treasure.

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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

I love the illiteration - very well placed. You certainly have a gift with words.

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Timothy Donnelly 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you elayne001; this sometimes also makes it easier to remember. I revisit this message often to recalibrate my direction, as its premise I believe, is sound. I welcome all to do the same. I appreciate your friendly comment.

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