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[SPQR]I was blind, but now I see

Day 1,877, 17:56 Published in USA USA by Cromstar

I found myself lost and wandering. Far from civilization, I trekked across the wilderness, unsure where I was or where I was going. I was lost and I did not want to be found.



On my journey, I found an American flag caught against some rocks in a stream. I did not know how it came to be there. Perhaps the wind had ripped it from its honored perch and blown it across the land. Perhaps the waters of the stream had carried it there. I did not know.

As I pulled it from the water and spread it out, I saw its condition. Torn and shredded, that flag was in poor condition. And as I gazed upon the symbol of my country, I saw in it the condition of that same nation.



Torn apart at the very seams, from all angles. Gaping holes within the fabric that gave lie to the integrity of the whole. Only the barest of threads held that flag together anymore. Much like America.

I realized then why I had left. Why I gone into the wilds and left behind everything.

I had lost my faith.
I had given up hope.
I had given my all, and it was not enough.



Later, as I sat beside my fire that night, I wondered where we had gone wrong. Was there something we could have done differently? Was there something we should have done differently? Would any of it have mattered?

I did not know.

While lost in my thoughts, I was startled to find an old friend of mine approaching from the darkness of the night to site across the fire from me.



“What brings you here, Publius?” I asked him.

He looked at me as a father looks at his son. Then he spoke to me in a voice full of reassurance and kindness.

“I have come to restore that which you have lost.”

I did not know that I was blind, until he let me see.
I did not know that I was deaf, until I heard him speak.
I did not know that I was mad, until he made me sane.

The visions I saw showed me a great many things. I saw the past, the present, and the future.

I saw an America, its wounds healed, standing united. All people together as one for the first time in many years.

I saw a grand city, open to all, shunning none. A city that was as strong as the nation, as accepting as its Emperor, and as free as its people. A city that did not know evil, did not understand fear, and did not harbor hate.



I saw a flag, flapping in the wind. A flag strong and true. A flag with colors bright as the sun; a flag the people looked upon with pride, love, and respect. A flag that stood not only for a nation, but for all its people.

A flag in the red, white, and blue.

As the visions flooded my mind, I realized then that the one before me was not merely a man. He was something more, something different. I asked him why he had walked among us as a man these many years.

“To learn of man, one must walk alongside him. I have learned of man and given him my wisdom when he asked.

“Now I see that man needs me once again. I have answered his call. And I, in turn, have called upon those whom I hope will serve me.”

Without another word, he picked up the torn flag and placed it in my hands, then he turned from my fire and left, disappearing into the darkness as he had arrived, and as he vanished realization came to me.

Just as a tailor with needle and thread could repair a torn flag, so too could a man help to heal a nation. I had abandoned all of my brothers and sisters in my despair and fled our troubles. Yet, despite my betrayal, I had been forgiven.

In my fear, I had given up hope. In my rage, I had lost my faith. In my pride, I had stopped trying. Yet still he called me. He had come to me, healed my wounds, and he had asked me to join his people, to serve him. He carried the weight of a world on his shoulders and he did not suffer for it.

In my eyes lingered the image of a city, standing under a flag of brotherhood. And I knew the name of that city. It was his city; the city his followers would build; the city he would bless with open arms.

It was a city that I would help build.

Caecus ego, sed modo video. ~~~ I was blind, but now I see.

 

Comments

Oblige
Oblige Day 1,877, 17:58

FIRST RESERVED FOR THE GOD EMPEROR!

Oblige
Oblige Day 1,877, 17:58

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

GLORY BE TO PUBLIUS!

Hadrian X
Hadrian X Day 1,877, 17:58

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

GLORY BE TO PUBLIUS!

logamac
logamac Day 1,877, 18:00

Sushi cat...

Malpazar
Malpazar Day 1,877, 18:00

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

GLORY BE TO PUBLIUS!

Duncan Crowe
Duncan Crowe Day 1,877, 18:00

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

GLORY BE TO PUBLIUS!

Publius
Publius Day 1,877, 18:02

I will guide you to a new civilization my son.

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

Azazel Romanov
Azazel Romanov Day 1,877, 18:05

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

GLORY BE TO PUBLIUS!

SColbert
SColbert Day 1,877, 18:10

"The problem of leadership is inevitably:Who will play God?"

Derphoof
Derphoof Day 1,877, 18:36

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

GLORY BE TO PUBLIUS!

PigInZen
PigInZen Day 1,877, 18:41

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

Mr. Swagg
Mr. Swagg Day 1,877, 18:48

this is beautiful

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

Sir Gulden Draak
Sir Gulden Draak Day 1,877, 19:02

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

Bacon Empire
Bacon Empire Day 1,877, 19:02

PUBLIUSSSSS

ligtreb
ligtreb Day 1,877, 19:07

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

Sejanus Saturninus Lex
Sejanus Saturninus Lex Day 1,877, 19:25

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

GLORY BE TO PUBLIUS!

We have found our first teacher of the philosophy of the Living God Publius. The Gods smile on Cromstar this day!!

Paul Proteus
Paul Proteus Day 1,877, 19:28

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

bigcdizzle
bigcdizzle Day 1,877, 19:29

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

Neo Iasov
Neo Iasov Day 1,877, 21:47

WHAT ALL OF YOU ARE SAYING
I SAY IT TOO.

Civil  Anarchy
Civil Anarchy Day 1,877, 22:22

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

GLORY BE TO PUBLIUS!

rainy sunday
rainy sunday Day 1,877, 23:54

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

GLORY BE TO PUBLIUS!

Vlada 505
Vlada 505 Day 1,878, 01:02

Weapon Raw Materials @ 0,045 cc

http://skr.rs/WRMoffer

*With direct link to the offer

Quintus Modius
Quintus Modius Day 1,878, 01:14

I did not know that I was blind, until he let me see.
I did not know that I was deaf, until I heard him speak.
I did not know that I was mad, until he made me sane.

SPQR NOW AND FOREVER!

weasel2
weasel2 Day 1,878, 05:14

Once there was a throne that all, together, had built out of sand.
Upon that seat was the God-Emperor, who understood that the glory of his reign was not his glory.
And Dio honored the miracle that created the throne and the light that shone forth from it.
In time, the throne fell because the miracle ceased to be.
Perhaps the miracle will occur again.
SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

Marcus Patterson
Marcus Patterson Day 1,878, 09:46

Let's stop talking about it and just do it already.

One Sky
One Sky Day 1,878, 09:50

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER

Winter Night
Winter Night Day 1,878, 11:09

We don't play God in American Freedom Alliance, and we don't use worn out Latin quotes. Join us!

http://www.erepublik.com/en/party/american-freedom-alliance-3991/1

Jefferson Locke
Jefferson Locke Day 1,878, 11:16

SPQR IN OUR MINDS
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS
NOW AND FOREVER

Dio Makso
Dio Makso Day 1,878, 11:28

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

GLORY BE TO PUBLIUS!

Sorce the Wolfkiller
Sorce the Wolfkiller Day 1,878, 12:08

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

Roberrto
Roberrto Day 1,878, 12:34

SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

Bob Lopol
Bob Lopol Day 1,878, 12:48

Once there was a throne that all, together, had built out of sand.
Upon that seat was the God-Emperor, who understood that the glory of his reign was not his glory.
And Dio honored the miracle that created the throne and the light that shone forth from it.
In time, the throne fell because the miracle ceased to be.
Perhaps the miracle will occur again.
SPQR IN OUR MINDS,
SPQR IN OUR HEARTS,
NOW AND FOREVER!

GLORY BE TO DIO
GLORY BE TO PUBLIUS

Julian Caesar
Julian Caesar Day 1,878, 14:26

caecus eram, sed modo video*

Why don't you guys take this seriously? It honestly insults me.

Fitisin
Fitisin Day 1,878, 14:52

The homoerotic image is homoerotic.

costin1989
costin1989 Day 1,878, 15:06

FSH and nothing more. Bestb for us, best for usa

SethRogen
SethRogen Day 1,878, 16:11

hey @winternight you don't play God in your silly American Freedom Alliance but yet you claim 'Publius' to be your 'savior' I don't really get what is so important about Publius anyways

Hampton H. Hampton
Hampton H. Hampton Day 1,878, 16:47

Is "SPQR" some kind of gay acronym? Because every article I see about has a lot of man on man subjective material and pictures of naked men. Not that there is anything wrong with being gay, the gays do a great job cutting my hair, are you guys opening up a barber shop in eRep? that would be nice.

Cromstar
Cromstar Day 1,878, 17:29

@HHH: the atlas image is Publius' avatar....and is literally the only human pictured in my article.

Desmond Van Wolf
Desmond Van Wolf Day 1,878, 17:34

quick question......is oblige gay?

Klimentie
Klimentie Day 1,878, 19:41

@Cromstar You don't say .....

PimpDollaz
PimpDollaz Day 1,878, 19:58

*yawn*, talk, talk, talk.

wake me up when y'all finally decide to do something

Mr.Rock
Mr.Rock Day 1,879, 08:04

LOL
How good it is that eRepublik exist. Some people really don't have RL.

"In my eyes lingered the image of a city, standing under a flag of brotherhood."
Bahahaa.....

Cagibb
Cagibb Day 1,879, 09:13

@Hampton
In reality SPQR was the Latin abbreviation for the (obviously translated) Senate and People of Rome. Basically the motto for the Roman Republic which appeared on money and as part of their legion's banners.

Not entirely sure of its significance in eRep though...

 
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