Mandeville, LA – A poem by my Philosophy instructor Brother Francis Maluf. Available from Loredo Press here.
What seek ye, brave and valiant knight
Well Armed and Well prepared?
So much in earnest for a fight
So eager not to be spared.
I am a Christian, he replied
Summoned by Christ’s command,
To free the spot where He suffered and died,
To fight for my Lady’s hand.
I wish to be hated where Christ was hated,
And to hear those very same jeers
Which He heard as He died betrayed and berated
By a mob perfidious and fierce.
I desire to die on the sacred hill, Sion, to set it free,
We are God’s last testament and will
Willed God’s own life to me.