You, who are prodded
by the whim of an ignorant soul,
the example of others
has taught you nothing.
Your one real contribution
was to build a public convenience,
that the whole world might come
and shit upon your good deed.
What remains for you, O Falsehood
but to flee the Truth?
O Poison, what can you bring
but racking bitterness?
Love is the Water of Life -- and you,
who deny it, are an ass.
So what else can you do, O Donkey
but piss in the stream?
~ Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi ~
(Image: Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace)