The highest rank

No coronation tendered

for a title that is vital.

King, Emperor, Admiral, General

pale in comparison.

Earned, conferred while

some opt for deferment.


take exception to the perception,

endeavoring to serve


to be

the rod of correction

anchor, foundation, rudder


Tantamount to an idol,

necessary, essential, consequential

a foreign concept.

Unworthy to the cowardly.

No fanfare, accolades, ovations or delusions of grandeur to be endured.

Fulfillment, honor, duty is the currency


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About Shun P. Writes

Author, Genealogist, Writer, Poet, possessor of 2 cents, blogger and eternal student of life, who harbors a firm belief in his Grandmother's mantra that: "People need to get off of their rump and do something". All while keeping in mind that a cheering section will often get in the way.