Honour and Dignity


If there’s no God,
there’s only one thing left:

Honour is ten times
more precious than dignity.
Your dignity you can afford
to lose, your honour you cannot.

Honour in adversity
honour on the rack of suffering
honour when you have nothing left
and your life is in ruins
and your dignity in tatters—
that is holiness.

Honour is God,
God honour.

Lasha Darkmoon

Dr Lasha Darkmoon (b.1978) is an Anglo-American ex-academic with higher degrees in Classics whose political articles and poems have been translated into several languages. Most of her political essays can be found at The Occidental Observer and The TruthSeeker. Her own website, Darkmoon.me, is now within the top 1 percent of websites in the world according to the Alexa ranking system.

6 thoughts to “Honour and Dignity”

  1. Beautiful sentiment, Dr. Darkmoon. It is a great tragedy that so many in the West have sold their honour for a few lousy shekels.

    1. I don’t like this poem at all for two reasons.

      First, it’s not in rhyme, so its not a poem. Not really. So it should be written out as prose in the proper way. “Dr” Darkmoon is conning us into thinking she’s writing pottery while really she’s writing prose, like most honest folk do.

      Second, she’s saying bad things about dignity. She says dignity ain’t good enough. That “honour” is ten times better. Thats not right. Its knocking dignity. Making fun of dignified folk.

      You’d also think an educated lady with a docterate would know how to spell HONOR, wouldnt you? It ain’t spelled with a “u” last time I checked!

      HONOR, dear lady, not “honour”!

      1. “Honour” is the British English spelling and “honor” is the American English spelling. All the English Commonwealth countries like Canada, Australia and New Zealand also spell it “honour”… but you knew that of course.

        “England and America are two countries separated by the same language!”

        On the way down to see him at a mutual friend’s house in the country, I reflected delightfully on this typical remark of Bernard Shaw. I had read it only a few days before, and been struck by its essentially Shavian character; completely false in fact, yet so much closer to the truth than merely factual statements ever are. — Mallory Browne


        Don’t eat the spotted dicks before bangers and mash. 😆

      2. Heeey, lol, is this the same famous Joe Critic who invented prose-poetry?

        Anyway, on subject. No wonder “death before dishonor” is so famous, because Lord knows it ain’t easy.
        Sometimes it’s even hard to tell the difference..

  2. @ Lasha

    You do honor justice, but I view honor as an attribute of love. God is love. See 1John 4:8.

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