The Measure of a Man

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  1. Caesar

    Caesar Natural Aristocracy

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    is his willingness for self-sacrifice.
    To fight or fall upon the sword
    for love, for tribe,
    for country, for ideas.

    The measure of a man
    is his ability to confront the tragic irony
    that every king is a pawn
    every master a slave
    ever leader another follower
    of the dictates of the hind brain -
    yet march on.

    The measure of a man
    is the depth of his struggle;
    his threshold for resistance;
    his selfless commitment
    to the vision of the good.

    On the battlefield of life
    he creates his worth.
    In the end,
    expendable
    unsung.
    Neither cursing the gods
    nor surrendering to despair.
    He builds and protects
    with valor,
    with duty,
    with courage,
    with prudence.

    Fueled by a heavy heart
    beating proudly beneath scarred flesh
    he plays his thankless role.
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  2. Nu'maaN

    Nu'maaN Anu'naki, Nuqqa.

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    i want this on my epitaph.

    well worded, the whole fucking thing.

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    Shadow Kotaro's Master

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    This was amazing. The best i've read in a long, long time. Well written
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