If a cold criticism can be contained for a minute,
Compassion can live for an hour.
If a lie can be withheld for an hour,
Honest men can be made for a day.
If rage can be reigned in for a day,
Reconciliation can reside for a week.
To restrain for a week,
is to know that a month is attainable.
A monster chained for a month,
can be tamed for a year.
A year free self-sabotage,
can become a life manifested.
(c) Maria Palmeri