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Death is no threat to people
Who are not afraid to die:
But even if these offenders feared death night and day,
Who should be rash enough
To act as executioner?

Nature is executioner.
When humanity usurps the place,
It is like the carpenter's apprentice
Who takes place of the Master;
An apprentice hacking with the Master's ax
May slice their own hand.

Henry Meyerding 2007-01-27