Monday, November 12, 2018

A Poem for Veterans Day by Our Editor-in-Chief, Former USAF Flight Surgeon Steven Wittenberg Gordon

"Brave One" Watercolor on Paper
By J. Artemus Gordon
Never Forget the One Percent
Steven Wittenberg Gordon

How often have we heard with scorn about the one percent--
The elite effete and indiscreet upper echelons of men?
And how oppressed and so distressed the other ninety-nine?
O!  How they scream and how protest and how they howl and whine!
Without a thought for freedom fought and won time and again
By a strong and silent one percent who volunteered and did consent
To protect us and our way of life.  To them I say, “Amen!”

1 comment:

  1. This is a fantastic poem with an important message. I am impressed with the flow carried by the end and internal rhymes. Amen to the one percent who keep up safe.

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