Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
Uncle Hyena
unclehyena

Repeated Poetry

I believe I have posted this here before, but not for a while, and it has, as always, mutated slightly.

This time around it is for laironno.

Uncle Hyena

"Mal Fet"

We are the ill-made knights;
We are the children of Quixote.
We do not fight for glory,
For we expect to be forgotten;
We do not fight for gain,
For we expect to die;
We do not fight for love of war,
For we have known the joy of peace.
And yet, we fight.
It is better to have Freedom than Safety;
It is better to have Justice than Law;
It is better to have Dignity than Comfort;
It is better to have Honor than Love.
We are not welcome in this Age,
If indeed we were welcome in any.
And if we should prevail--
If the forlorn hope should materialize--
If the dawn should find us on our feet--
There is always another Quest;
It is not our fate to rest quietly.
We are the children of Quixote;
We are the ill-made knights.

Paul Haynie
11/30/2000
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