For Stanley Hauerwas

A Poem for Stanley Hauerwas:

We have moved together
In orchestrated flight
Seeing our roles from script
To move them to might
Tanks and guns and weaponry
The sea has swallowed them up
New props have arrived
To take up the fight
And our schooling left us ready for this
To move
To think
To speak
And act
This is Waterloo
Thank God for Eton
And thank God we can’t win
It has already been won
So we always find what is right
“Because we didn’t make it up,
It was received”
So let us forebear the new
And Improvise the Light

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