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terça-feira, 28 de junho de 2011

WHO´s WHO

It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Charles M. Province


Nota:Só agora reparamos que o "Voz da Abita" tinha já publicado este poema magnífico e cheio de oportunidade.Mas quanto mais se repetir melhor.
De qualquer maneira uma desculpa .

3 comentários:

José Sousa e Silva disse...

Excelente !!!

Allen disse...

Já agora permito-me acrescentar outro que descobri numa parede do MD inglês há muitos anos:
"God and Soldier we adore
In time of danger but not before
And when danger is gone and all is righted
God is forgotten and soldier slighted"
Um abraço
G.

Manel disse...

Fantastica, Sr. Comandante Allen.

Bela frase