There is a word that saves civilization.
I wonder, do you know it?
It has kept the barbarian at the gate and it has stormed the beaches of Normandy.
It is a shield for virtue and a safe house for chastity.
It is easy to say, but hard to voice; said through gritted teeth and pained expression.
It stares down the tyranny of the present with a long look to the past and a longing look to the future.
It challenges every convention but is the founding of every command.
It is a curse to the oppressor and a rebuke to the mob.
It is wielded by clumsy children young and old who forget or maybe never learned
That the word that saves a civilization must always save the self first.
I wonder do you know it?
Do you remember this word that saves civilizations?