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Poems of Ken F. Adamson
For A' That

 For A' That

Some words by Burns are hard to follow
yet his words are still true for a' that. 
Though we are now in his long tomorrow
some things don't change for a' that!
Burns and Scott's words are my daily bread
but I remain my own man for a' that.
Here I use the idea of the words they've said 
they are still my own words for a' that! 

Justice is Justice regardless of why or when
but must be seen to be done for a' that.
Society's laws are decreed by it's wise men
yet they still break God's for a' that!
Though time stamps man's evolutionary climb
man still has much to learn for a' that.
He has chased rainbows ends through all time
but rarely catches them for a' that!

Though some men profess to be of a third kind
a real man is still a man for a' that.
While scientists search and now and then find
the secrets of medicines and a' that.
They still cannot cure the greed or degradation
nor the common cold for a' that!
Or think of a way to stop religious segregation
so all men can be brothers for a' that!

See rich men through History's thick dark pages
with poor men at their beck and a' that.
Paying what they have defined as decent wages
yet poor men are still poor for a' that!
Sure, some words by Burns are hard to follow
but he still told the truth for a' that.
Though man may dream of a better tomorrow
some things won't change for a' that!



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