Altruist

Written by: Brian Faulkner

Altruist stands against Egoist,
Against his own life stands;
Red with blood his eyes are,
Plucked by his selfless hands.
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Altruist follows the leader,
Who knows not where to go,
But down into lifeless darkness
Where all false leaders go.
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Altruist follows ruts and hollows of selfless service worn;
Altruist bellows to his fellows, "Cowards we are born".
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Altruist bending in faith ne'er ending to death is sending his prayers befriending;
Death, receiving, is nowise grieving, but laughs in reaping the self-deceiving.
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Altruist kneels, pounds head on floor;
Egoist stands, a beast no more.