Colin F. Jones

SIR

Sir, if I feared you I would no better fight,
Yet do obey for it is termed polite,
And where you might direct me I may go,
Due to my choosing to obstruct the foe.
Dwell not in folly to think me less than you,
Because despite your order I do what I do,
According to my passion and my will,
To stay alive and never die to kill:
For dying is a negative thing to do,
And I ain’t that stupid that I’ll die for you.
For being dead means someone else might die,
Because of my absence from the battle line.
So Sir be nice for you are naught to me,
I’m not here to die, but to stay alive you see.