Paul Gerard Reed


Call To Arms


I am called to arms
A thousand times a day
To wage this war;
And each time I must emerge
Victorious and able to say
That I can take some more;
For in this war
There can be no defeat
And no sabre rattle;
Only success countenanced
Defeat is unacceptable
Victory speech just prattle;
Triumph is silent
And not trumpeted
No medals to pin or braid;
Winning just means living
And facing another day
Pretending to be unafraid

Submitted: Sunday, December 22, 2013
Edited: Monday, December 23, 2013

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