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Evil's Secular Dart
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By Quentin Clingerman
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If in the course of nature
I must be forced to feed in other than green pasture
If I must march beside waters of confusion and turmoil
Let me find myself on a completely foreign soil

Must I in silence merely believe
My message of hope and peace I cannot retrieve
Sharing in every public forum
Should not take a nonreligious quorum

Must I take the whip of displeasure
To sort out the beggary of bigotry full measure?
Let all men profess their faith, or lack thereof, whatever it be
Just do not crucify freedom on some politically correct secular tree

Freedom of speech, freedom of religion go hand in hand
To protect them both -- you of gentle faith must boldly stand
Speak up of what is on your heart
Save this nation from Evil's secular dart



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Submitted: Thursday, December 27, 2001

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2001

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.


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