Loyalty

Muy Leal

Muy Leal

If you work for a man in Heaven’s name, work for him.

Speak well of him and stand by the institution he represents.

Remember that an ounce of loyalty,

Is worth a pound of cleverness.

If you must growl, condemn and eternally find fault.

Why resign your position?

And if you’re on the outside, damn to your heart’s content.

But as long as you are part of the institution,

Do not condemn it.

For if you do,

The first high wind that comes along will blow you away.

And probably, you will never know why.

Found in a decade-old, dusty folder from when I was part of the University of Santo Tomas Golden Corps of Cadet Officers, after serving in the UST ROTC Military Police Unit the previous semester.