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If You Must



If you must worship something,
be damned sure you worship something worthy.

If you must revere something,
be damned sure you revere something worthy.

If you must follow something,
be damned sure you follow something worthy.

If you must support something,
be damned sure you support something worthy.

If you must approve of something,
be damned sure you approve of something worthy.

If you must tolerate something,
be damned sure you tolerate something worthy.

If you must permit something,
be damned sure you permit something worthy.

Before all of that,
you must determine what is worthy,
what unworthy.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.