July 23rd, 2016

The Tao is Tao (83)

#83






                                                            83

                                                 The Taoist sage
                                                is not so cruel as
                                           to turn the other cheek.
                                            He simply walks away.

                                                The Taoist sage
                                                does not give in
                                                    to conquer.
                                              He refuses to fight.

                                              Yet, if in true danger
                                            with no other way out,
                                                  the Taoist sage
                                                        will face
                                                   the destroyer
                                                like a true warrior
                                         who has nothing to lose,
                                            for his power comes
                                                from emptiness.

                                                                    -- Jos Stabbert