Listen My Son

Br. Francisco Whittaker, O.S.B., C’ 19

You can be an accuser or an advocate,

It is better to just keep quiet.

Silence, the guiding philosophy of life,

Flowed naturally, the essence of his success.

Providing sustenance of a different kind,

But also a dimension of delicate pain.

A manner of life most pure, it leaves a simple legacy.

He appears always fearful of the future,

Living life continually in sorrow,

In disguise, earnestly bringing it to perfection.

This adaptation to a new life brings countless stories,

Eternally reserved in privacy.

He who controls his tongue and remains silent, follow him,

To glory!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: