The conclusion...A Poem by Allan Eddings
From a speech I delivered.
‘Who would create a law for lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.’ This is a simple message, a very old message, but despite its age it is also my message, here and now, in this moment and it will remain the message of humanity till our very end. This is not a matter for just those who are denied the freedom to express their love; this is a matter for all people, everywhere, and at every time.
History has shown us that wherever man seeks to limit love and its expression, love will always triumph. No matter the cost, someone is always willing to pay it, for love. No matter the fear, someone will always rise to the moment, for love. No matter the men, the governments, the slings and stones, someone will always stand, for love.
To my opponents, here tonight or wherever you may be I do not charge you with ignorance, though I could; I do not insult you though I wish to. To my opponents, here tonight or wherever you may be I beg you, on my knees if I must, do not, please do not stand in the way of love. I implore you, as a fellow man, as a flawed and continually weakening man, do not create a law for the highest law!
© 2012 Allan Eddings
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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