Tuesday, November 13, 2007

better late than never

i was looking through my little notebook of musings and came across this. should have posted on monday, obviously, but as the title says....

when duty sounds its ardent call
it pulls the bravest souls;
all those who aren't afraid to fall
pursuing higher goals.
the duty often is disdained
and those who do it spurned,
but see how quickly we profane
the liberties they've earned.
we owe a debt of gratitude
to those who've fought to shield
our privileges and attitude
and tools of honor wield.