Paradox of Liberty

Liberty! -man's great desire,
Engraved on every heart afire,
All fulfilling of the soul,
'Tis liberty that makes men whole!

Liberty! -man's deepest fear,
Where obligation's dread comes near,
Merit's debt commands its due,
For liberty demands virtue.

Comments

Alex said…
Hey, that's pretty good. Was that at all inspired by our cicero/montesquieu thing? tehe
Alex said…
I like the line "where obligation's dread comes near." That's an interesting way of putting it. :)
Soren Stevens said…
you know I have a weakness for this sort of thing; I think you wrote this just to exploit it! ;P

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