I love it. I love the honesty, the melancholy, and the quiet triumph.
When I think of what’s happening at the border, I wish my country could remember this verse:
O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness,
And every gain divine!
(Originally posted October 21, 2016)