Welcome to the NFF website, Michael. I am looking forward to reading more of what you write. I have been struck with the poem you emailed earlier and hope you will consider posting it here as an "introduction". Feel free to post other things as well. Ellis
I sent this poem to "The Friend" but I my expectations aren't very high.
We have a Golden calf you know it’s grandeur knows no bound This calf to whom we now kow-tow, our foreheads touching ground It wears a crown, diversity: its tolerance is sure This calf is called perversity it is the devils spore, Belief in Christ is frowned upon, here it’s tolerance is strained Love of God is now forgone our Christian God restrained This crown is jewelled with tolerance, permissiveness and guile The calf is seeking dominance its intentions, truly vile And if we dare speak, against this calf, were sure to be berated And dare we speak on Christ’s behalf, we are certain, we’ll be slated. So Friends we needs must make our stand, for love of God, for Christ Our Godly words should not be banned, for us our God -Our Christ- was sacrificed. So, Quakers, Friends, you surely know we’re in a holy war It’s time to overthrow this Calf outside our meeting’s door.