Friday Poem

The highest good is like water

The highest good is like water
flowing down without intent
nourishing all things.

It is content with the low places
people snub, so is like Tao.

In dwelling keep close to the ground.
In thinking keep it unadorned.
In conflict be just.
In governing beware of control.
In work follow your bliss.
In family life be completely there.

When you’re content to be
no more than yourself
without comparing or competing
you’ll have respect.

Poetic adaptation of Lao Tzu
of the Tao Te Ching
by R. Bob