Colin F. Jones

ALL MEN SHOULD STAND

Is not the warrior born to hunt and fight,
To kill and maim for what he thinks is right,
To serve his tribe that they in life survive,
That all his kin and friends are kept alive?
What in his heart should he then regret?
What for his deeds should he in ill beget?
He risks his life that other folk might live;
There is not much more a man can truly give.
Thus from so doing must he suffer for his foe
Who fell before his violent and savage blow.
Or should he feel a sense of pure delight
For having survived the intensity of the fight?
All men should stand and honour those of pride,
Who served their country and for it have died.