June 03, 2011

He Goes Out

"I could not love thee, dear, so much, loved I not honor more."
                                                                                          Richard Lovelace

He goes out
from his refuge, his
home, to strive
against foes
of his homeland, to
war, that he might live in peace.

He goes, not
loving to leave, but
engaged by
honor, by
duty to his country,
his motherland, his mistress.

He goes with
God and gun in hand,
armed and brave,
to win freedom for
his home, his wife, his children.


  1. i like how you use the word "mistress" in this poem, motherland... especially effective up against home, wife, children. excellent.

  2. Words which will mean so much, to so many people.
    Thoughtfully composed.