Some say, ‘to serve and protect,’
But, I long to be more than a badge on a straight jack,
In this world, it’s about selflessness,
Honour, integrity, the love of the aim;
An aim of saving lives and standing guard,
This is the world I have longed to be part of,
This has been my desire from my youth.
Here I became the warrior of my time,
Taking on tasks of travail,
Mapping out moves for my mission,
Now, the vision for the mission has commissioned me,
Finally, it fits!
I wear the straight jack with honor and pride,
Now, I fit perfectly into the world I yearned for.
An old man once said;
“You cannot love another human being until you understand the true meaning of love which is; love yourself first.”
In life there are no shortcuts to success because it is a road that involves your hard work, disappointing people, stepping on toes, and maybe being a little headstrong sometimes.
The bottom line is, recognize that as much as you want to satisfy everyone, you are just as important as they are.
Love and be kind to yourself first and then it will be easy to pay it forward. This is the language of love for a better humanity.
This piece is written in response to HEALING THROUGH ART...