[Vision2020] Justice

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Tue Jan 4 05:04:35 PST 2022


by Rudyard Kipling

Across a world where all men grieve 
   And grieving strive the more, 
The great days range like tides and leave 
    Our dead on every shore. 
Heavy the load we undergo, 
    And our own hands prepare, 
If we have parley with the foe, 
    The load our sons must bear. 
Before we loose the word 
    That bids new worlds to birth, 
Needs must we loosen first the sword 
    Of Justice upon earth; 
Or else all else is vain 
    Since life on earth began, 
And the spent world sinks back again 
    Hopeless of God and Man. 
A People and their King 
    Through ancient sin grown strong, 
Because they feared no reckoning 
    Would set no bound to wrong; 
But now their hour is past,
    And we who bore it find 
Evil Incarnate held at last 
    To answer to mankind. 
For agony and spoil 
    Of nations beat to dust, 
For poisoned air and tortured soil 
    And cold, commanded lust, 
And every secret woe 
    The shuddering waters saw— 
Willed and fulfilled by high and low— 
    Let them relearn the Law: 
That when the dooms are read, 
    Not high nor low shall say:— 
"My haughty or my humble head 
    Has saved me in this day." 
That, till the end of time, 
    Their remnant shall recall 
Their fathers' old, confederate crime 
    Availed them not at all:
That neither schools nor priests, 
    Nor Kings may build again 
A people with the heart of beasts 
    Made wise concerning men. 
Whereby our dead shall sleep 
    In honour, unbetrayed, 
And we in faith and honour keep 
    That peace for which they paid.


Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .

"Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

“A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met.”
- Roy E. Stolworthy
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