Sails billow as they unfurl
we prepare to release our mooring
waiting expectantly for the wind
to greet our faces
as we set sail
and why should we be ashamed?
Quickly and purposely
we unchock the wheels
remove the air intake blocks
pull the flags covering the pitot
engines start to cycle
and why should I be ashamed?
Her sails grab at the wind
the props cause everything loose to ruffle
We greet the day
knowing that those we love
are setting the dandelions free
our children should not be ashamed!!!
I like most of the men and women who choose to serve their country (in the armed forces) do it so that children can run free in the dandelion fields rather than be used as a weapons.
Poets United so kindly sponsors Poetry Pantry each Sunday.