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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