A Sonnet to the Self-Appointed Ill-Will Ambassador to Islam
Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 22:04
To the Self-Appointed Ill-Will Ambassador to Islam
Who dares to speak must also give his ear
To admonition, for ‘tis rarer in
This dismal age to have a saint appear
Than e’er it was, and whoso might begin
To think himself beyond reproach will find
His ev’ry utterance upon the scales.
Therefore, it would be wise to bear in mind
That unabashèd slander never fails
To bring a swift and righteous judgment down
On him who gives it voice; and it is plain
To see that infamy – the scoundrel’s crown –
Alone survives when naught else shall remain.
The surest safeguard ‘gainst any complaint
Is simple practice of mature restraint.
- T. F. Josephus, Jr.