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Dedicated to Mel (Rommelio Valerio), for being what he is.

"Universal Soldier" performance by Buffy Sainte-Marie MP3 (ext. link)

Universal Heathen
Tune: "Universal Soldier"

He is 3 foot 5 and hes 6 feet 4
Hes a man, and hes a woman and a child
Hes well into his eighties and hes only seventeen
He will be a heathen for a thousand years.

Hes Caucasian, hes an Asian, hes been Native long ago
His roots are Africa and Mexico
He lives in Australia and he is an Eskimo
And the Gods are with him everywhere hell go.

Hes been heathen from his birthday and hed only just convert
Hes a kindred member and he is alone
Hes a runester and a craftsman and hes just a dilettante
And his Gods are with him cause he is their own.

Hes an Odinist, Norse Heathen, hes Forn Sed and Vanatru,
An Anglo-Saxon and hes Asatru
He follows old traditions and he improvises new
And the Gods accept his blots because hes true.

Hes a skillful reenactor and he sumbles in his jeans
Hes childless and the mother of a clan
He owns a farm with livestock and hes buying canned beans
And he always does the very best he can.

Hes the Universal Heathen, and hes really you and me
Because the Gods we worship are the same
For all our little differences, my brothers dont you see
Our Gods are there, whatever our name.

Text, Soundfile 2005 Michaela Macha
(adapted from the original under the terms of parody and fair use.)

License: This poem may be freely distributed, provided it remains
unchanged, including the copyright notice and this License:

This work by Michaela Macha (www.odins-gift.com) is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives License.


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