Alan L. Winters and Nancy L. Meek

BATTLE FOR THE HIGH GROUND

Alan L. Winters: Battle for the High GroundCome gather your brothers,
Your fathers, your sons.
Your land’s been invaded,
Come gather your guns.
In defense of your home ground
Stand proud and stand tall.
Come follow the bugle,
Come answer the call.
While battle flags fly
In a crisp autumn breeze
We’ll gather at dawn
Behind walls, behind trees.
We’ll fight for our farmland
And our right to be free
In the land we call home,
The Confederacy.

Webmaster’s Note: Alan’s poem prompted the subsequent rearranged version, “Battle for the High Ground” – ©Copyright October 26, 2008 by Nancy L. Meek.

Nancy posted her version of the poem to the IWVPA Club on October 26, 2008, and included a request to Alan: “While reading your poem, “Battle for the High Ground” I couldn’t help but think of how I would have arranged the meter to match the song I heard in my head. I hope you don’t mind me posting this here, but this is how I would have arranged your words.”

On October 26, 2008, Alan responded thus: “I am so honored. Without changing the meaning of my poem you have given it rebirth as a song. If it is alright with you and Tony, I would like them [to be] displayed together on my list [IWVPA Index]; may I also suggest to Tony, that he add the two to your list [IWVPA Index] as well?”

Anthony W. Pahl OAM
IWVPA Webmaster
November 14, 2008

BATTLE FOR THE HIGH GROUND

Come, brave patriots!

Gather your brothers,
Your fathers, your sons.
Your land’s been invaded!
So, lend us your guns!

In defense of your home ground,
Stand proud and stand tall.
Follow the bugle!
Answer the call!

Our Battle Flag’s flying
In the crisp autumn breeze;
So, let’s gather come dawn
Behind walls, behind trees.

We’ll fight for our farmland
And our right to be free
In this land we call home,
The Confederacy!