THE PURPLE HEART
 
Once upon a time when most of us had died,
 
A SOLDIER at the Judgment seat, applied.
 
"Show Me," the Stern One said,
 
"Some proof that you are choice among the dead!
 
Some saintly act; some holy skill, or kindly art!"
 
"Only this, Oh Magistrate, Oh King, Oh God;
 
My lifes blood for my Country has stained the sod.
 
For proof  I have this Purple Heart."
 
He gazed long at it, The King of all...mankind's mentor,
 
Then nodding, softly whispered
 
"ENTER"