Poem: The Lion & The Buck

What really matters is the same for you
as that which matters to the lion and the buck,
the lioness and the doe.
They lift their heads to God the same as you, you know.
They hear his call, they have their flesh.
It calls to them the way yours calls to you.

Of course, I would agree that it was true
If you should tell me that the lion is not the buck,
the lioness not the doe.
Alike unlike, and not at all like you, I know.
They do not speak, they do not share
a common tongue; and do not dream like you.

Yet dream they do and wake to hope anew
to fuel their passions fresh, the lion and the buck,
the lioness and the doe.
In search of liberty and happiness they go. We know
they do not doubt, are not afraid,
but venture forth in faith as so should you.

About Louis William Rose

“I am an advocate for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a lifelong student of parliamentary procedure and political process. He has served as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004, with an additional two years of graduate work in political philosophy. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a hydroponic farmer in the panhandle of Florida, and Alexander, a successful real estate developer.
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