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A Few Men Faithful

by Brian Francis


When honor rallies those few who hear her call
Blood burning hot beneath the cause
When the tempest rises in the hearts of men
And righteousness becomes a cry

Clenched fists and determination echo remembrance
Of when others rose to challenge
When other causes drove the fray
When other fires burned

When honor rallies those few who hear her call
To gather around them the followers
To urge and raise the tempest within their souls
And to guide them in their stroke

Like waves crashing against the stone and rock
Only the smooth rubble of other days
Reveals the slow defeat of all that was
The wearing away bit by bit of all that is

When honor rallies those few who hear her call
Those few men faithful are born of need
Hearing the call - a distant refrain
Passing on the winds of change

07/28/2003

Posted on 07/28/2003
Copyright © 2019 Brian Francis

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 07/31/03 at 03:06 PM

A philosophical look at history really! Excellent writing.

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