Bound By Honor
 
 
And you said “yes I am in”
 
And you ran the gauntlet
Of hard wood paddles for starters
With fires coming out of their ends
Swung by blood hungry screaming dragons
Red smokes coming out from their ears
 
And presented yourself
At the end of a long fiery mad run
 
To the Hades gate keeper Monster Tartarus Dragon
Who whacks your behind
   with all his hellish might
You staggered disoriented confused
Ripe for the devils devouring for the day
 
A questioning of your emotional stability
Arresting testing of your physical endurance
A complex searching of your naked soul
Dehydrated under a steaming hot tropical sun
 
Prepared you were centered
Give me more you muttered
And you come out from what
   seemed to be an eternity
Quitting did not cross your mind
Your mental capacity intact
 
Bound by honor
Acceptance
All things you let go
And finally
Be in the fold of a brotherhood
 
You earned it
You are indeed in
You are a brother
Tau Alphan
 
                        ***
 
(c)NDR7.11.2020
Photo:ndr Tau Alphans in Las Vegas September 2018

“Brothers in every way...live and love alike..”

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Robert L. Martin
26 days

I have good friends I wouldn't trade for a million dollars. I am truly lucky.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
25 days

Exactly. Thanks Robert for like feelings.

Vic
27 days

Yup! None of my other friends understood why I went through the crucible. But it was well worth it.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
26 days

Drink to that Brod! A beautiful brotherhood Tau Alpha is- then, today and without a doubt tomorrow.
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