CONSERVING


Conserving looks to the past
only for guidance
to ensure a future
for those who come after us.

Most live best in this world
Conservingly:
modest,
cultivating integrity
in communion
with friends,
neighbors,
strangers.

The word Conserve:
Serve : watch over, attend
Con : together with

So it is about taking care:
the way of the faithful steward,
the responsible parent,
the worker of the land,
the maker and fixer of things,
the arbiter of fairness,
the student of craft
or of culture.

Conservers value social virtues
and personal disciplines
that make normal people good people.

Conservers cannot live in fear
or in hate,
always ripping open old wounds
and escalating ancient feuds.
No!

Conservers cannot trash manners,
insult dignity,
cling to unfair advantage,
rape the earth for quick dirty riches.
No!

Conservers look out for
family,
friends,
neighbors,
strangers,
and nature.

Conservers trust a powerful Spirit
that courses thru them,
and thru the world.

Today, O today,
where have the conservers gone?
Their mantle cloaks a mad destroyer,
spitting out spite,
hating the neighbor,
fouling the commons,
besotted with power!
Save O Save Us.
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