Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The cost of this is dear
To stand resolved, defend the weak
When others turn with fear
You will not find some grand reward
In fact you'll lose much more
Just know my friend the road is hard
And heartbreak lies in store
Sometimes your loves will turn away
At times it's you who'll leave
Alone to guard the night and day
No respite no reprieve
For still you know it's out there
A dark foreboding hand
The pestilence you see and hear
Defiles and chokes the land
So set your jaw like stone
Shout out your battle cry
Steel my friend both blood and bone
Lest innocents should die
Hold high the sword of righteousness
And sound the battle horn
Advance the charge do not digress
Honor the oath you've sworn
For the Light Eternal!
For kingdom yet to come!
For love of God, for one and all
Until the battles won.
Not something that the sane would seek
And still you ride again
Uphold the law, protect the meek
Make ready Paladin
I am very lucky that I work with law enforcement agencies. I have met, through work, some of the most honorable and noble men an women in the world. True Paladins, willing to put their lives on the line to maintain order in our towns and cities. While there is no doubt the badge is not a perfect gauge of character it does speak to the courage and commitment that not everyone possesses. It is for those who not only wear the badge on their uniforms but also in their hearts that I wrote this.