Today, Thomas sent me more of his work. It’s a little different from what he usually sends me but it’s still profound. When you type Thomas Porter Virginia in your Google Search you may find a lot of info about his case from 14-15 years ago, but you will also find several heartfelt poems, written by the same man. He still has so much to offer to the world. How much longer does he need to be locked away and be broken over and over again in the name of justice?
The poems Thomas is sharing with us today are called 13 Greatest Rules and Take Time to Think, Members.
13 Greatest Rules
The greatest thought is Allah (God)
The greatest power is Love
The greatest weakness is lack of Faith
The greatest certainty is Change
The greatest sickness is Fear
The greatest danger is Ignorance
The greatest force is Truth
The greatest time is Now
The greatest good is Peace
The greatest blessing is Understanding, Health, and Patience
The greatest enemy is Pride, Egoism, and Hate
The greatest victory is Self-Control
The greatest sin is Lying…..
By Thomas Porter
Take Time To Think, Members
Take time to Think, it is the source of our Power.
Take time to play, it is the secret to perpetual youthfulness,
Take time to read, it is the fountain of wisdom,
Take time to pray, it is the greatest power on earth,
Take time to Love and be Loved, it is Allah’s given privilege,
Take time to be friendly, it is the road to happiness,
Take time to Laugh, it is the music of our souls,
Take time to give of ourselves, our journey is too short,
Take time to show appreciation for the gifts provided by people seeing your true character,
Take time to reflect on who we are and who we desire to be because within our flaws there are moments of clarity …
Written By Thomas and El Shabazz, one of the members of #TeamStayStrong!