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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Sic Semper by Don Carlos Seitz

I do not like to hear
The hushed opinion
Or the timid view
Uttered in fear.

I do not like to see
The people kneel
In tame submission
To the powers that be.

Such earn their fate
In time to come
To have some ruler say
“I am the state!”

No tyrant vain
E’er welded shackles
But the people blind
Held out the chain!

From: http://www.unz.org/Pub/Nation-1918feb07-00145?View=PDF

Date: 1918

By: Don Carlos Seitz (1862-1935)