Which Side Are You On?

This is a sonnet about a certain type of decision.

Some people will do whatever they can
To preserve their body another day;
They think that the flesh is what makes the man;
The instinct to live is what they obey.

Some try to nurture their soul while on earth;
They believe that self-knowledge is king;
They see that flesh goes through death and rebirth,
And that life is a spiritual thing.

It is important to think and decide,
Whether the soul is more worthy of care,
Or with our flesh and bones we should side,
For our loyalty we always declare.

When at last your body yields to decay,
Will you look on your soul with dismay?

(written c. September 2017)

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