Thursday, April 24, 2014

No Badges

You wear your badges with such pride and I
Admire you unreservedly.  I share
Your consternation and concern.  I  care
About the principles you're standing by,
The causes you uphold so well.  So why
This caution, this reluctance to declare
Myself as one committed, and to wear
Those badges that the dedicated buy?
Am I a coward, skulking down the way
Of non-alignment, weak where you are strong?
Perhaps;  but in my heart I'd rather stay
Where questions lie unanswered.  I belong
Where I must argue with myself each day
This possibility:  I might be wrong.