“If you are not to become a monster,
you must care what they think.
If you care what they think,
how will you not hate them, and so become a monster
of the opposite kind?”
How can you help yourself and help them too?
How can you stop yourself from hating the enemy within?
The one who knows your every in and out,
yet still sell you out, how can this not turn you into a monster?
“From where then
is love to come—love for your enemy
that is the way of liberty?”
freedom comes from loving,
but in loving, you must apply wisdom,
don’t give your enemy a second chance,
walk away while you still can.
Please ENJOY “Enemies” by Wendell Berry at https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/58187/