Good Conscience Will Prevail

I will help you tell them,

Dear stranger, (really a brother),

That their savage rudeness

Did not impress you

Or make you revere their words and ways

As things of a people exalted.

I will even help you convince them

That their hurtful ways

Insulted the Life of all of us,

If you will join me in teaching them

From the Love within themselves,

And allow That

To be their only punisher.

Their arrogance has been mighty

But their conscience is mightier,

And their fresh resolve is trustworthy:

To uplift and enlighten

All lands and all peoples,

Even as parts of the same Body of Life

That we each worship

As the Self of the Life of All.