God, Give Us Men!

Josiah Gilbert Holland
“Et vitam impendere vero”

In view of our increasing political crises and the continuing social entropy, I feel the need to share this poem:
“God, Give Us Men!
God, Give us Men! A Time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands;
Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;
Men who possess opinions and a w will;
Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue
And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty and in private thinking;
For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
Their large professions and their little deeds,
Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps,
Wrong rules the land and waiting Justice sleeps.
by Josiah Gilbert Holland

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