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What diet is needed for a more temperate constitution?

By Chris SienerPublished about a year ago 1 min read
Photo by Florian Wehde on Unsplash

Suspending on restraint

grace and control

Temperance in spirit

yields a virtuous goal


Tempering of steel

Tempering of people

Each seeking to impart

toughness while

decreasing the hardness

Reducing internal stresses

and brittleness

through increasing one’s ductility

Tempering with controlled heat

then quenching

A transformative process

The necessary

work to impart

Toughness, Ductility & Restraint


Can we go the distance

Moderating our own intakes


What forces will it take

in this imperfect world

to refine our actions

away from thoughtless

careless, rash reactions


What diet of today’s


yielding confusion

is needed for a more

temperate constitution?

By Toa Heftiba on Unsplash


About the Creator

Chris Siener

Many poems and posts I write have a nature theme, with family or faith frame of reference. I hope you enjoy.

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