18.       THE SOLDIER

You have served your self,
You have served your family.
You have served your king,
You have served your nation.
Now you serve Man
And always the CREATOR.
It should be constituted in international law
As it constitutes in religious law.
How than by law
Can we justify our actions?
How can we be above other nations
When we share Man’s rations
And future battle stations.
Of all but one nation,
Of mankind in space expeditions.
Should we not protect the nation
Of Man from collective force,
Should we not serve in the frontiers?
Is it not really our service to protect
Than to monger war
And prove primitive manhood?
Should we not lead to a global and universal force
Which our economies can endorse
As elitism will only bring us remorse
When we remain divided as an inequality.

02/061998