by Alphaville Herald on 15/02/11 at 3:18 am
by One Song
In the midst of so many passionately fought battles
We must not be distracted, nor forget our love.
Today, we commemorate the execution of a saint,
St. Valentine, who was amongst the most virtuous.
Often, it seems, valiant warriors are martyred
Unjustly defending a good cause.
Saints, unlike angels, do not live forever,
However, we are reminded of them for an eternity.
Angels, the most loyal servants of God,
Are not so without quarrel amongst them.
As true love is unworthy without conflict
And nothing worthwhile exists without love.
My love: You are all that the righteous desire
Laying my sword down here to rest for a while…
As I kneel you before you, my divine Lady
I must ask for your forgiveness
For all the times that I was neglectful of our love.
During this special day, I am reminded of you
I could not keep fighting so fiercely without my love.
As life without you would serve no purpose
I vow to cherish you always, and love you forever.
I must lead you safely through this obscure path
Beyond this dark forest where we find ourselves dwelling.
Yet, I feel hopeful as I sense that:
Clear days, green pastures are soon to come.
Your light is brighter than any celestial star
Like the moon, kindly gazing upon the heavens.
With such divine grace you must speak to God,
For he has chosen to answer your prayers.
An angel was chosen and dispatched from the heavens.
In haste, I am here now, and forever shall remain!
My apologies, for I could not be with you sooner,
Wishing you a very happy Valentine’s Day.
[I was a little surprised to learn One Song is a poet, but after discussing matters with one of Second Life's most notorious early players it all started to make sense - pixeleen mistral]
pixeleen mistral: this seems out of character for you
One Song: you gotta remember the media only covered 1 facet of One Song
Just the white suit wearing business man who wasn’t affraid to take miscreants down But the romantic side of One Song wasn’t really covered But was well known specially amongst One Song’s females
I don’t know Pixeleen never believe in the media, even alternative media… Most of the things I did in the past was all for a very good reason.. and they were all righteous Although by reading all the One Song stories on the Herald, all these things might not be so obvious – unless you knew the character personally
I don’t know if you ever noticed this… but when One Song left the public SL scene, you got vampires in SL, nekos, static dead like primed babies… Everything went downhill from the One Song era not that vampires and nekos are terrible
Just the level and type of interaction got seriously depricated I don’t remember if you were around much in the One Song era. But I kept the whole crowd in good order.
I served the purpose of an almost "authoritarian" type of leader… not that I believe in Authoritarian societies… although saying that judging from how everything has gone down hill for the most part. I think One Song was the best thing that could of happened in SL’s early days.