william mcgehee Poems
This I asked a learned scholar.
“Sir, how can I rise to Honor”.
And such was the master’s reply
“To rise up, live, love, fight, then die”.
“To live you must be living right
No different in the dark than light.
And though life’s path be full of pain
It’s through that path that Honor’s gained”.
“If you are to love you must see
First to that which all others need.
Second you must lay down your pride,
For love cannot live where it abides”.
“You must fight forever through your strife.
You must fight for love, fight for life.
You must fight for...
A tribute now to all I was
And all that I hoped to be
Their shining black all caked with mud
Won on the field in victory.
They now within my closet lie
Where they, after the game were hurled
But if given the choice then I
I would not trade them for the world.