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June 30, 2017
a poem by Dietmar E Rothe
Should prime allegiance be
to God or king, to nations or
to constitutions? My fellow
travelers – such questions
only fools would ask.
Loyalty unquestioned is
the servant’s lot, a virtue
grown eons ago by tyrants,
kings, and jealous gods
to feed their greed and fame.
Soldiers, loyal underlings
were crucial to a ruler’s quest
for power and control.
To cries of war fools raged,
beguiled, deluded, and deranged.
They fought for god, for
country, right or wrong, for
honor, liberty, and peace.
They gave their lives but saved
the flag – Enslavement won!
It’s best to heed the bard’s advice,
“To thine own self be true.”
That’s where your loyalty should
aim. Be steadfast in your quest
for wisdom, justice, truth –
For love, true freedom, inner peace.
– Creation stands alone, above
all else. Revere It and the Spirit
that gives life. And live in tune
with nature’s timeless laws.
Let principles like these be
guiding stars that light your way.
Let others babble misdirected,
empty-headed prayers and
their pledge to worthless rags.
Darkness dwells in ignorance, and
dearth of consciousness makes
fright. Seek wisdom now,
unfold your spirit’s might
and find your way into the light.
Dietmar Rothe © 2006