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I have often seen in my walk
Amongst men
Whether it be that soul who has happened 
Across my path
Or be it the ruling voice of nations
And states
Who alike stand to declare the cause of peace
And prosperity
Who speak of the pursuit of good
And right
And who would seem to establish the ways
Of God

Yet with the selfsame lips speak against Him
In open places 
And with the selfsame hands fight against
His ways

And thus, I have been left to look out
And wonder
And to ask the questions of they whom 
I speak

Can you build a kingdom superior to the Kingdom 
Of Heaven
Can you provide prosperity in spite of He who holds all things
In His hands 
Can you do good and establish right without of the Author of
The same
Can you establish peace that is void of He who is The Prince
Of Peace

No you cannot
And all history bares this witness

The very effort of such shall in the end bare you off
As thieves
Having tried all the day long to take that which
Is good
Unto yourselves, and from He to which it rightfully

You are not the first to utter the words, “Give me
Thine honor”
But instead, by so doing these things you shall become 
The children
Of he who did indeed first utter this 
Ill fated phrase

Copyright © Jeff Bresee

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  1. Date: 2/24/2010 2:42:00 AM
    good questions

  1. Date: 2/3/2010 4:20:00 PM
    Hi Jeff Lots of voice in this poem. Jeralynn