The Moral Compass The Society August 28, 2012 Poetry By Thomas Newton The Founding Fathers showed the way and built Our sturdy ships to last through all of time. Each has a moral compass showing guilt And innocence, thus exposing crime. The Western Canon’s smoke is drifting past Their sleazy, sinking, ships—all lost upon The sea, steered by a crass iconoclast. All sense about the proper course is gone. They’re easy targets sailing randomly In the postmodern fog, colliding, firing In any direction, so mindlessly Destroying everything that’s worth admiring. Straight is our course. Though we suffer and die, “For God and country” is out battle cry. Thomas Newton is an ElectronicsEngineer and poet living in Winter Springs, Florida. His blog is conservativepoems.blogspot.com Click here for other poems by Thomas Newton Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.