Monday, March 5, 2007

152 The Task of Modern Man

A property unknown to many men,
Virility has all but disappeared-
Abandonment of sword and mighty pen-
Has bred the horrid horde the ancients feared.
As he who took the sea* once truly said,
The brutish force is not alone the flaw,
The “milk and water Righteousness” is dead,
And serves a brutish hit to Righteous law!
Alas, that Man does not defend the right!
Alas, he cares for nothing but himself!
He goes from mate to mate- all flesh in sight,
And yet has little time for things of wealth!
I ask the query, “whence have good men gone?”
For now we must return, with Virtue’s song!
© Jerusalemrising (Tyler O’Neil)
Written March 5, 2007

*Theodore Roosevelt

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