Thursday, March 31, 2022

Duty

A contract between country and kin signed in forged metal and delivering what is called upon.
Sworn to a sacred pact sealed in steel and honored with aim swift and true.
More than a uniform or banner, standing tall for those who cannot.
Pledging an oath to those who will never know your name and history may forget.
Blood, sweat and tears force you forward and move broken bodies to screams of victory.
The price of freedom paid in full and with a glad heart.
Grinning at an uncertain fate.
Bring me home should I fall but let the ink of life stain the ground as a final message.
Stalwart even in the face of Armageddon.