Gary W. Hilburger

SURRENDER TO PEACE

The Great Spirit bids us each day
our anger in wisdom transform,
to mend the old ways
of battles and graves
each spirit in reflection reborn
Let us our honor so noble
and heritage hold high
as the eagle returns once again
upon wings swift and strong
to fly with great pride
in the place it belongs,
our symbol of strength in the sky.
From the river of great wisdom
shall we our future
and fortune restore;
upon peaceful purpose ascend,
to fly with the eagle again.
And all nations, and all men,
shall surrender forever
their terrible weapons of war.