High Office

by Robert
(S.Africa)

God give us true men and women.
The time demands strong minds, great hearts and true faith in the ultimate goodness of man and willing hands.

Men and women whom the lust for high office does
not kill, whom the spoils of office cannot buy,
who possess thought-provoking opinions and a
compassion based will, who have honour and dignity and who will not lie and be devious.

Men and women who can stand before a demogogue and
damn his treacherous flatteries without pause, who can stand tall and unafraid
and do the right thing, not for self but for their community and society and for truth, even if it means having to be mocked and hounded and driven out into the wilderness.

Men and women who will live above the fog
in public duty and in private thinking.

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