The life-code of Zap McClannad (the all purpose inner personal Neo-Celtic Pagan Folk Hero).
this is Poetry and Art…
these are guide lines…
this is NOT a DOGMA…
l: „Do what you will,
You know what you should.
and if a thing is worth doing,
it’s worth doing good“
2: „Take what you will,
but, no more than you need.
for the balance of life
is disrupted by greed“
3: „Give some to the Gods
of all that you have,
for they can give you their blessings
or they can cut you in half.“
4: „Care for nature around you,
all the trees and green things,
for we’re in life together.
We should All do our thing“
5: „True friendship , strong as iron,
will never turn to rust.
An everlasting curse rewards
betrayel of this trust“.
6: „To your Clan and to commonfolk
be respectfull and mild,
and to all of your enemies
be nasty and wild!“.
7: „Choose your friends wisely,
all that glitters is not gold.
A promise made must be fulfilled,
as Fire burns and Ice is cold“.
8: „Feed your guests, should you have them.
Share your mead and your bread.
Don’t drink too much of the ale-horn,
don’t be first in your bed“.
9: „Do not boast about powers
you do not possess.
For the True deed, makes the false speech
10: „When bad times are upon you,
don’t forget they won’t last.
With a light heart and courage,
They will soon be in the past“.
11: „Laugh each day, ‚cause it feels good
and make love,don’t make strife.
With enough sex and laughter
you will live a full life“.
12: „Don’t be frightened to love
don’t be too tough to cry.
Give your feelings expression
and your spirit will fly“.
13: „If rules are wise, respect them
If they’re foolish, then don’t.
If your work has purpose, do it!
If it’s pointless, then don’t!“.
14: „Don’t think you can do nothing,
when you see all is wrong.
For you are Clan McClannad!
and you’re one of the strong!“
15: „In a heart filled with honour
there is no room for fear.
Trust in Zap and DON’T PANIC!
and your head will stay clear.“
16: „Keep your sword and spear sharpened,
when a conflict you feel.
So if harsh words don’t solve it‘
you can trust in cold steel!“.
17: „Take good care of your body,
take good care of your soul.
for you need BOTH in this life
to take you to your goal.“
18: „Follow no other leader,
they are all full of crap.
For the Gods they are many,
but there’s only one Zap!“.