color Purple



Purple haze
Heady daze
Fiery red orange tongues
Did not his innards faze!


Blood oblations in raging battle
Patriots’ offerings to odds tipple
Defending country’s honor n borders
Warding off enemies and marauders


Purple haze
Heady daze
Royal purple accolades
Purple hearts displayed


Posthumously conferred?  nay
Brave souls do not perish but stay
They live in applause purple
Dainty iris curls and twinkles


Violet, hyacinth, carnation
Gentle tugs at heart of nation
Red spilled oblations converting
Into purple flowers hordes cavorting


Ultimate sacrifice by nation’s guardian
It’s time to rejoice, serenading spirits fallen
honoring rewarding all ties to them attached
Noble red oblation that severed all ties n detached 

Purple haze
Heady daze
Fiery red orange tongues
did not my innards faze!


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Don’t order any black things. Rejoice in his memory; and be radiant: leave grief to the children. Wear violet and purple-  George Bernard Shaw

”My country, right or wrong” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying ”My mother, drunk or sober.”- Gilbert K. Chesterton

In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man, Brave, Hated, and Scorned. When his cause succeeds however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot. – Mark Twain


Patriotism is voluntary. It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the result of knowledge and belief. A patriot shows their patriotism through their actions, by their choice. -Jesse Ventura American, Politician

Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.Francois De La Rochefoucauld 1613-1680, French Classical Writer


Distressed valor challenges great respect, even from an enemy.- Plutarch 46-120 AD, Greek Essayist, Biographer


There is always safety in valor  –
Valor consists in the power of self recovery. -Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Valor, glory, firmness, skill, generosity, steadiness in battle and ability to rule — these constitute the duty of a soldier. They flow from his own nature. -Bhagavad Gita c. BC 400-, Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata

The valor that struggles is better than the weakness that endures.-Georg Hegel 1770-1831, German Philosopher


note: this post is dedicated to all patriots in uniform or not