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2020-07-06T13:21:07-04:00July 4th, 2020|Musings on life|

The President’s oath

What if instead of promising
just to preserve, protect and defend
the Constitution of the United States,

the President’s oath
was more like the one doctors take

where they vow to bring
warmth, sympathy, and understanding to their calling
and fear no shame in saying “I know not.”

What if we looked for humility
instead of hubris

for wisdom
instead of war.

I am not calling
for a leader who is weak;

this is what you already have.

I am praying for a brave soul
who would insist on a new oath,

a simple pledge to help the most people,
while trying to do
no harm.

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