THE TROOPS OF MISFORTUNE

THE PATRIOT

“In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot.” ~ Mark Twain.

THE GREATEST WANT

“The greatest want of the world is the want of men — men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.” ~ Ellen G. White

BECAUSE THEY TELL THE TRUTH

“The reason people are silenced is not because they lie, but because they tell the truth. When people lie, their own words can be used against them. When they tell the truth, there is no other countermeasure except violence.” ~ Gerard Menuhin, Step by Step.

 

THE TROOPS OF MISFORTUNE

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Too few at the front, disarmed and betrayed,

These Troops of Misfortune ~

So often they prayed,

For weapons, hurrahs, to keep spirits high,

Woe to the soldiers expected to die.

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For ideals of many, the few give their all,

Like flies in the winter ~

These lost legions fall,

And when at the end their race is no more

They look back in anger,

Betrayed by The Law.

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By the Law that says patriots be they so few,

Will ever be honoured ~

By those who won’t do,

The Laws of the Timid outnumber the brave,

Till there’s no one to mourn,

The race they would save.

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Michael Walsh December 22, 2018

MICHAEL WALSH is a British born Irish poet and author whose total poetry collection exceeds that of Rudyard Kipling, Robert Service and other well-known poets with whom his verse has been compared. At the turn of the millennium, Michael Walsh was Britain’s fastest-selling contemporary poet.

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