iPonder Integrity – January 2020

From Antonia Bell-Delgado, Intern Minister

When I started to explore the boundaries of lying, my mother decided that I should learn the poem, “Myself,” by Edgar A Guest.  The first line of the poem is:

I have to live with myself and so I want to be fit for myself to know.

This poem taught me about integrity.  It gave me the words to use as a shield to protect myself from the lure of losing my moral center.

I want to be able as the days go by always to look myself straight in the eye.

It gave me lessons to ponder when I did not practice integrity.

I can never hide myself from me. I see what others may never see.

And it reminds me that I must continue to speak my truth about who I am. 

So, whatever happens, I want to be self-respecting and conscious free.

In the bleak January days as you ponder the theme of integrity, I hope that this poem can aid you in your quest.

Follow this link to read the poem “Myself,” by Edgar A. Guest: https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.poemhunter.com/poem-amp/myself-89/

Many blessings,

Intern Minister Antonia