Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veteran's Day…

…to all my brothers and sisters in arms who made it back.

In the company of soldiers
I have no need to explain myself
In the company of soldiers
everybody understands.

In the company of soldiers,
I don't have to pretend to be the person I'm not
Or strike that pose, however well-intended, that is expected
by those who have not known me under arms.

In the company of soldiers all my crimes are forgiven
I am safe
I am known
I am home
In the company of soldiers.

Stephanos, 327 B.C.E.

Hat tip to The Minstrel Boy, who knows.

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