Another man's wisdom

I wouldn’t call it a bandwagon per se, but I am jumping back on the “post poems you like” trend. I have too many uninteresting thoughts at the moment as I crunch through my studies. Not that my studies are uninteresting, of course, but…. oh, you get the picture.
Instead, words to lift the soul.

Stephen to Lazarus


But was I the first martyr, who
Gave up no more than life, while you,
Already free among the dead,
Your rags stripped off, your fetters shed,
Surrendered what all other men
Irrevocably keep, and when
Your battered ship at anchor lay
Seemingly safe in the dark bay
No ripple stirs, obediently
Put out a second time to sea
Well knowing that your death (in vain
Died once) must all be died again?

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