A Man for All Seasons: An Anthem

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   (While watching that classic of classics, A Man for All Seasons, I was inspired to write words in tribute to St. Thomas More and all the Catholic Recusants to match  the film’s the powerful Tudor-era theme music that accompanies the intro credits. The following is the result of my work.)

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 Foolish men have prattling tongues

Yet the wisest use no words

Purest songs go unsung

Though the din, though the din

Is heard

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Foolish men seek out a name

Yet the wisest hold their own

Set aside without shame

Standing strong, standing strong

Alone

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What’s the price, what’s the price

Of God’s truth?

What’s the sum, what’s the sum

Of Man’s worth?

 –

Wild winds are blowing, strange seeds are growing here

Long time refusing harsh voices causing fear

 –

Foolish men cling to their lives

Yet the wisest lay them down

Truth’s the daughter of time

Not the court, not the court

Nor crown

– 

Foolish men will fade away

Yet the wisest never die

Seasons pass, yet they stay

Evermore, evermore

Alive

By Rosaria Marie

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